dico(1) a DICT client


dico [-mDSHIqatvh] [-p SERVICE] [-d NAME] [-s NAME] [-i DBNAME] [-u NAME] [-k STRING] [-c STRING] [--host=SERVER] [--port=SERVICE] [--database=NAME] [--source=ADDR] [--match] [--strategy=NAME] [--levdist, --levenshtein-distance=N]fR [--dbs] [--strategies] [--serverhelp] [--info=DBNAME] [--serverinfo] [--quiet] [--noauth] [--sasl] [--nosasl] [--user=NAME] [--key, --passwordfR=STRING]fR [--autologin=NAME] [--client=STRING] [--transcript] [--verbose] [--time-stamp] [--source-info] [--help] [--usage] [--version]


dico is an RFC 2229 compliant dictionary client.


Server selection

Connect to this server.
-p, --port=SERVICE
Specify port to connect to.
-d, --database=NAME
Select a database to search.
Set a source address for TCP connections.

Operation modes

-m, --match
Match instead of define.
-s, --strategy=NAME
Select a strategy for matching. Implies --match.
--levdist, --levenshtein-distance=N
Set maximum Levenshtein distance to N.
-D, --dbs
Show available databases.
-S, --strategies
Show available search strategies.
-H, --serverhelp
show server help.
-i, --info=DBNAME
Show information about database DBNAME.
-I, --serverinfo
Show information about the server.
-q, --quiet
Do not print the normal dico welcome.


-a, --noauth
Disable authentication.
Enable SASL authentication (default).
Disable SASL authentication.
-u, --user=NAME
Set user name for authentication.
-k, --key, --password=STRING
Set shared secret for authentication.
Set the name of autologin file to use.
-c, --client=STRING
Additional text for client command.


-t, --transcript
Enable session transcript.
-v, --verbose
Increase debugging verbosity level.
Include time stamp in the debugging output.
Include source line information in the debugging output.

Other options

-h, --help
Give this help list
Give a short usage message
Print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


Copyright © 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Sergey Poznyakoff License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


dico was written by Sergey Poznyakoff <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy) <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).