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Re: [vox-tech] dict!!

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] dict!!
  • From: Micah Cowan <micah@cowanbox.coMAPSm>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 10:57:43 -0700
  • References: 20010606042825.A26861@saclug.org

On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 04:28:25AM -0700, Ajay wrote:
> hey guys,
>       I just found this program, and I'm one step closer from having 0 web
> dependance.  (Some simple tasks, to me, the web is too cumbersome for.  Once
> I can figure out how to do a whois lookup of an IP, I'll be set. ;)
> 'apt-get install dict' in Debian, I don't have a URL for it otherwise, other
> than something I noticed in the doc dir: ftp.dict.org/pub/dict 
> This is a client program, it connects to a dictd, a dictionary server (!!)
> that's running either locally or on the internet somewhere, and gives you
> the results from several different sources.  (Depending on what the server
> is configured to return.)
> Here's an example of someone running a dictd they've made available..
>   http://www.kanga.nu/dict/?query_term=screed&database=*&strategy=exact
> (he's from svlug, which reminds me, I completely forgot about the mtg
> (again) d'oh!)
> dictionary.com was 'ok' while I used it, but no more for me.  (Well.. maybe I
> could use it thesaurus feature, but I've only used it once or twice in my
> life.. and I guess that would be thesaurus.com or something. ;)
> see ya!
>       -Ajay
> (hmm.. I was just thinking if there would be utility to Lu-GoD running a
> dict on their server with their own definitions file added?  Nah, it would
> probably be better in a html page, if it got too cumbersome then that'd be a
> thought.)
> -- 
> Milpitas, ca  atallam@telocity.net    HempVille, Planet Talarian
>                       http://os2man.cjb.net/pictures/
>       "I'd rather be forgotten than remembered for giving in..."

There's an RFC for this - I usually telnet direct to dict.org:2628 and
type commands directly, such as:

define jargon foo


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