Monday, April 20, 2020

How to take advantage of Linux's extensive vocabulary

While you might not think of Linux as a writing tutor, it does have some commendable language skills – at least when it comes to English. While the average American probably has a vocabulary between 20,000 and 50,000 words, Linux can claim over 100,000 words (spellings, not definitions). And you can easily put this vocabulary to work for you in a number of ways. Let’s look at how Linux can help with your word challenges.

Help with finding words

First, let’s focus on finding words.If you use the wc command to count the number of words in the /usr/share/dict/words file on your system, you should see something like this:

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Thanks to Sandra Henry-Stocker (see source)

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