Checking Spelling in pico

Checking Spelling in pico

Another handy thing you can do in pico is chek yoor speling, as shown in Figures 4.7 and 4.8.

Figure 4.7. pico prompts you to correct the spelling of misspelled words.

Figure 4.8. pico informs you when the procedure is complete.

To Spell-Check in pico:


pico hairyspiders

At the shell prompt, type pico and the filename of the file to edit.


Pressing this command starts spell-checking the file. pico will stop at each misspelled word (Figure 4.7).



Type in the correct spelling for any words flagged as misspelled, or press to accept the current spelling and move along to the next word.


  • You can press to cancel spell-checking at any time.

  • Because the spell-checker in pico isn't full-featured, consider using an alternate spell-check program by specifying it on the command line, like pico s ispell hairyspiders, so you can get a little more assistance. See Chapter 15 for more information.

  • When the entire document has been spell-checked, pico will tell you that it's done checking spelling, and you can continue editing the file (Figure 4.8).

Unix(c) Visual Quickstart Guide
UNIX, Third Edition
ISBN: 0321442458
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 251

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