Compare the words of one or more named files
with the system dictionary and report all misspelled words. System files for spell
reside in /usr/lib/spell
Check for British spelling.
Ignore files included with the nroff
request. No effect if deroff
included files (files named in
requests); default is to ignore files that begin with /usr/lib
Include words that are derived from dictionary list but are not literal entries.
Show every possible word stem (on standard error).
Use the sorted wordlist
file as a local dictionary to add to the system dictionary; words in wordlist
are not treated as misspelled.
Run the first pass of spell
spell file1 file2 > jargon
After editing the jargon
file, use it as a list of special terms. The second pass of spell
produces genuine misspellings:
spell +jargon file > typos