dict_lookup man page

dict_lookup — DICT Protocol Client

Synopsis

dict_lookuop [options]

Description

dict_lookup reads X selection, then open terminal emulator and run dict client in it allowing user to view content using pager. It makes sense to configure launching dict_lookup on a keyboard shortcut in the window manager.

Options

-h
display help message.
-x x
X coordinate of terminal emulator.
-x Y
Y coordinate of terminal emulator.
-s WxH
width and height of terminal emulator separated by 'x'.
-q query
query, if it is specified, X selection is not read.

Environment

dict_lookup recognizes the following environment variables. The default value is specified in square brackets.

D_AWK_PROG
AWK interpreter to use. [awk]
D_XCLIP_PROG
xclip application. [xclip]
D_XTERM_PROG
xterm or equivalent terminal emulator. [xterm]
D_UTF8_LOCALE
UTF-8 locale. [en_US.UTF-8]
D_DICT_PROG
Dictionary client program. [dict]
D_DICT_SERVER
Option for dictionary client specifying the server. [-h dict.org]
D_DICT_PORT
Option for dictionary client specifying the port. [-p 2628]
D_DICT_DB_OPT
Option for dictionary client specifying the database. [-d foldoc]
D_XTERM_CLASS
Option for terminal emulator specifying the class. [-class XTerm]
D_XTERM_NAME
Option for terminal emulator specifying the name. [-name xterm_dict]
D_XTERM_TITLE
Option for terminal emulator specifying the title. [-title dict_lookup]
D_TEXT_WIDTH
Program calculating text width for given text. [cyrillic_text_width] cyrillic_text_width doesn't work correctly for Japanese, Korean, Chinese and some other languages.
D_TERM_X
Terminal emulator X coordinate. [+200]
D_TERM_Y
Terminal emulator Y coordinate. [+200]
D_TERM_H
Terminal emulator height. [+40]
D_PAGER
Pager. [less]

See Also

dict(1), less(1), xterm(1), dictd(8), http://www.dict.org, RFC 2229

Info

9 January 2011