spelldump(1) Sphinxsearch tool for extract the contents of a dictionary file.


spelldump [OPTIONS] dictionary affix [result] [locale-name]


Sphinx is a collection of programs that aim to provide high quality fulltext search.

spelldump is used to extract the contents of a dictionary file that uses ispell or MySpell format, which can help build word lists for wordforms - all of the possible forms are pre-built for you.

The two main parameters are the dictionary's main file and its affix file; usually these are named as [language-prefix].dict and [language-prefix].aff and will be available with most common Linux distributions, as well as various places online. [result] specifies where the dictionary data should be output to, and [locale-name] additionally specifies the locale details you wish to use.

Examples of its usage are:

spelldump en.dict en.aff
spelldump ru.dict ru.aff ru.txt ru_RU.CP1251
spelldump ru.dict ru.aff ru.txt .1251

The results file will contain a list of all the words in the dictionary in alphabetical order, output in the format of a wordforms file, which you can use to customise for your specific circumstances.

An example of the result file:

zone > zone
zoned > zoned
zoning > zoning 


-c [FILE]

specifies a file for case conversion details.


Andrey Aksenoff ([email protected]). This manual page is written by Alexey Vinogradov ([email protected]). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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