Most Linux distributions come with a dictionary file. However, I find few people are aware of the dictionary file and hence many people fail to make use of them. There is a command-line utility called
aspell that functions as a spell checker. Let's go through few scripts that make use of the dictionary file and the spell checker.
/usr/share/dict/ directory contains some of the dictionary files. Dictionary files are text files that contain a list of dictionary words. We can use this list to check whether a word is a dictionary word or not.
$ ls /usr/share/dict/ american-english british-english
In order to check whether the given word is a dictionary word, use the following script: