Executing spellcheck in terminal?

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  1. $yregnar86 macrumors newbie

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    I was in a Linux OS environment using some kind of slack-ware or virtual machine software practicing commands in terminal for a class today. I was using the command aspell to spell-check a file. Afterwards I got into terminal on my own mac-book pro and tried finding a similar command but couldn't. What is the syntax or command I would need to type to spell-check a file or is there one? I tried doing a whereis ?ispell command and whereis spell but didn't find anything.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can right click a word and select "Lookup" ot use the built in OS X spell check. Or for text based Terminal spell checking you can install aspell.

    I have not used aspell, so can't comment on how well it works.
     
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  4. $yregnar86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how would I download those required files to be able to install the spell checker?
     
  5. kryten2, Jul 17, 2013
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    kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you read the info on the link provided? You probably missed this :

     

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