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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4398- March 27, 2014 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4398- March 27, 2014

ONLINE/COMMAND-LINE DICTIONARY


Need a dictionary, but don't have
one in your system.

Create the following script called
"dict" (or name of your choice).
It uses the lynx web browser (freely
available on the internet) to
go out to dictionary.com and find
the word your looking for.


#!/bin/csh -f

set word=$1

# lynx is a text-based browser
# available free on the web/net.
lynx -cfg=/dev/null -dump "
http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=${word}" | more



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