american-english-insane - a list of English words
is an ASCII file which contains
an alphabetic list of words, one per line.
There may be any number of word lists in /usr/share/dict/.
is a symbolic link to the
is a symbolic link to
, and is the name by which other software
should refer to the system word list. See select-default-wordlist
for more information, and/or to change the currently-chosen word list.
The directory /usr/share/dict
can contain word lists for many languages,
with name of the language in English, e.g., /usr/share/dict/french
contain respectively lists of French and Danish
words if they exist. Such lists should be coded using the ISO 8859-1 character
(8), and the Filesystem
The words lists are not specific, and may be generated from any number of
The system word list used to be /usr/dict/words
. For compatibility,
software should check that location if /usr/share/dict/words
Word lists are collected and maintained by various authors. The Debian English
word lists are built from the SCOWL (Spell- Checker Oriented Word Lists)
package, whose upstream editor is Kevin Atkinson