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dictunformat - Man Page

create a raw database file from a .dict and .index file


dictunformat [Options] index_filename


dictunformat takes a dictionary index file as a parameter and a dictionary database file on stdin and outputs a raw database that may be used to create a DICT database by dictfmt -t. This may be useful if it is desired to create a dictionary for a locale other than that for which the original was created, or if it is desired to correct or supplement a pre-existing dictionary.



displays a usage message and exits.

--headword-separator sep

sep is the headword separator used when creating the origianl dictionary. Ā (See --headword-separator in dictfmt (1)).


is the .index file of the original dictionary.


dictunformat was written by Aleksey Cheusov <vle@gmx.net>.
This manual page was written by Robert D. Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org>.

See Also

dictd(8), dictfmt(1)

Referenced By


January 23, 2003 Linux User's Manual