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Note to self: /usr/share/dict/words in Gentoo is provided by package sys-apps/miscfiles. I kind of wish that file came along with a default install.

The GWN was back this week, second week in a row. It's nice to have it back. I enjoy reading it. A lot of people whined when it wasn't around, but now that it's back I haven't heard anyone say "Good job". Though maybe everyone did and I missed it.

July 28, 2007 @ 12:06 PM PDT
Cateogory: Linux
Tags: Gentoo

4 Comments

Divide
Quoth Divide on February 08, 2008 @ 2:49 PM PST

Thanks for the tip, this entry was just what I was looking for! And it is first on Google for the query... so it's not exactly just a note to self, but helps others as well. :-)

Andy
Quoth Andy on November 06, 2008 @ 10:21 AM PST

Fantastic, thanks for the 'note to self'. :-)

keith
Quoth keith on December 04, 2008 @ 4:06 AM PST

yes - thanks! :)

gcbenison
Quoth gcbenison on April 15, 2012 @ 4:24 AM PDT

I've noticed that /usr/share/dict/words (sys-apps/miscfiles-1.4.2) doesn't contain any plurals of words formed by adding a single 's' -- for example, it contains 'hand' but not 'hands'; yet it contains both 'foot' and 'feet'. Is there some standard way of obtaining the plural forms of words?