Ispell 3.1.20

Platform: Solaris
Category: Applications > Text Reader / Editor

Spell checker


Ispell is fashioned after the spell program from ITS (called ispell on Twenex systems.) The most common usage is "ispell filename". In this case, ispell will display each word which does not appear in the dictionary at the top of the screen and allow you to change it. If there are "near misses" in the dictionary (words which differ by only a single letter, a missing or extra letter, a pair of transposed letters, or a missing space or hyphen), then they are also displayed on following lines. As well as "near misses", ispell may display other guesses at ways to make the word from a known root, with each guess preceded by question marks. Finally, the line containing the word and the previous line are printed at the bottom of the screen. If your terminal can display in reverse video, the word itself is highlighted. You have the option of replacing the word completely, or choosing one of the suggested words.

Executable Path: /usr/local/bin/ispell

Available to:
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Installed in the following computing labs:
Installed in the following classrooms:
AFS client:

Can be run from any  Solaris PC that is configured as an AFS client
Remote Access:

Can be run from any  Windows, Linux, or Mac PC using an XServer application.
Installation CD available in Library to Students and Faculty only:
  • No
Download Filesize:
Not available for download.