Manual Reference Pages - SPELL (1)
spell, sprog - find spelling errors
Spell looks up words from the named
files (standard input default)
in a spelling list and places
not sanctioned thereon the standard output.
Spell ignores constructs of
and its standard preprocessors.
It understands these options:
As a matter of policy,
spell does not admit multiple spellings of the same word.
Variants that follow general rules are preferred
over those that dont, even when the unruly spelling is
Thus, in American usage, modelled, sizeable, and judgment are
rejected in favor of modeled, sizable, and judgement.
Agglutinated variants are shunned: crewmember and backyard
cede to crew member and back yard (noun) or back-yard
Check British spelling.
Print all words not literally in the spelling list, with
Print, marked with
every stem as it is looked up in the spelling list,
along with its affix classes.
American spelling list
British spelling list
The actual spelling checker.
It expects one word per line on standard input,
and takes the same arguments as
The heuristics of
used to excise formatting information are imperfect.
The spelling lists coverage is uneven;
in particular biology, medicine, and chemistry, and
perforce proper names,
not to mention languages other than English,
are covered very lightly.
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