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    Query Dictionary from comamnd line?


    Is there a dictionary available that I can query from the command line? As an example:

    <a_dictionary> z??a*

    To find words that start with "z" and the third character is "a"

    Thanks,
    Evan
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    I once had one, hacked from a floppy wordstar diskette or something. I searched the dictionary with regular expressions, and I implemented an anagram dictionary.

    Hmm, recently (2 years ago?) I got lists of 9 letter words but I forget how I did it.

    Oh, the ispell dictionary is not compressed. If you're slightly clever you could extract words from

    /usr/lib/ispell/default.hash

    You'll still have problems of verb endings and plurals and whatever other linguistic traps I can't fathom.

    http://www.wordsmyth.net/ has anagram and crossword puzzle solving capabilities.
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