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spell(1)			 User Commands			      spell(1)

NAME
       spell, hashmake,	spellin, hashcheck - report spelling errors

SYNOPSIS
       spell [-bilvx] [	+ local_file] [file] ...

       /usr/lib/spell/hashmake

       /usr/lib/spell/spellin n

       /usr/lib/spell/hashcheck	spelling_list

DESCRIPTION
       The spell command collects words	from the named files and looks them up
       in a spelling list. Words that neither occur among  nor	are  derivable
       (by  applying certain inflections, prefixes, or suffixes) from words in
       the spelling list are written to	the standard output.

       If there	are no file arguments, words to	check are collected  from  the
       standard	 input.	 spell	ignores	most troff(1), tbl(1), and eqn(1) con-
       structs.	Copies of all output words are accumulated in the history file
       (spellhist),  and  a  stop  list	filters	out misspellings (for example,
       their=thy-y+ier)	that would otherwise pass.

       By default, spell (like deroff(1)) follows  chains  of  included	 files
       (.so  and  .nx  troff(1)	 requests),  unless the	names of such included
       files begin with	/usr/lib.

       The standard spelling list is based on many  sources,  and  while  more
       haphazard  than	an  ordinary dictionary, is also more effective	in re-
       spect to	proper names and popular technical words. Coverage of the spe-
       cialized	vocabularies of	biology, medicine and chemistry	is light.

       Three programs help maintain and	check the hash lists used by spell:

       hashmake	       Reads  a	 list  of  words  from	the standard input and
		       writes the corresponding	nine-digit hash	 code  on  the
		       standard	output.

       spellin	       Reads n hash codes from the standard input and writes a
		       compressed spelling list	on the standard	output.

       hashcheck       Reads a	compressed  spelling_list  and	recreates  the
		       nine-digit  hash	 codes	for  all  the  words in	it. It
		       writes these codes on the standard output.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -b	       Check British spelling.	Besides	 preferring  "centre,"
		       "colour,"  "programme,"	"speciality," "travelled," and
		       so forth, this option insists upon -ise in  words  like
		       "standardise."

       -i	       Cause   deroff(1)  to  ignore .so and .nx commands.  If
		       deroff(1) is not	present	on the system, then this   op-
		       tion is ignored.

       -l	       Follow the chains of all	included files.

       -v	       Print  all words	not literally in the spelling list, as
		       well as plausible derivations from the	words  in  the
		       spelling	list.

       -x	       Print  every  plausible stem, one per line, with	= pre-
		       ceding each word.

       +local_file     Specify a set of	words that are correct	spellings  (in
		       addition	 to  spell's  own spelling list) for each job.
		       local_file is the name of  a  user-provided  file  that
		       contains	 a  sorted  list of words, one per line. Words
		       found in	local_file are removed	from  spell's  output.
		       Use  sort(1) to order local_file	in ASCII collating se-
		       quence. If this ordering	is not followed, some  entries
		       in local_file may be ignored.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       file	A path name of a text file to check for	spelling errors. If no
		files are named, words are collected from the standard input.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See environ(5) for descriptions of the following	environment  variables
       that affect the execution of spell: LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Successful completion.

       >0	An error occurred.

FILES
       D_SPELL=/usr/lib/spell/hlist[ab]	       hashed spelling lists, American
					       & British

       S_SPELL=/usr/lib/spell/hstop	       hashed stop list

       H_SPELL=/var/adm/spellhist	       history file

       /usr/share/lib/dict/words	       master dictionary

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       deroff(1), eqn(1), sort(1), tbl(1), troff(1), attributes(5), environ(5)

NOTES
       Misspelled words	can be monitored by default  by	 setting  the  H_SPELL
       variable	 in  /usr/bin/spell  to	the name of a file that	has permission
       mode 666.

       spell works only	on English words defined in the	U.S. ASCII codeset.

       Because copies of all output are	accumulated  in	 the  spellhist	 file,
       spellhist may grow quite	large and require purging.

BUGS
       The  spelling  list's coverage is uneven; new installations may wish to
       monitor the output for several months to	gather local additions.

       British spelling	was done by an American.

SunOS 5.10			  14 Dec 1995			      spell(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | OPERANDS | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | EXIT STATUS | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | NOTES | BUGS

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