sdcv man page

sdcv — console version of StarDict program

Synopsis

sdcv [ options ]  [list of words]

Description

sdcv is simple, cross-platform text-base utility  for work with dictionaries in StarDict's format. The word from "list of words" may be string  with leading '/' for using  Fuzzy search algorithm,  with leading '|' for using full-text search, string may contain '?' and '*' for using regexp search. It work in interactive and not interactive mode.  To exit from interactive mode press Ctrl+D.  In interactive mode,  if sdcv was compiled with readline library support, you can use UP and DOWN keys to work through history.

Options

-h  --help

display help message and exit

-v --verbose

display version and exit

-l --list-dicts

display list of available dictionaries and exit

-u --use-dict filename

for search use only dictionary with this bookname

-n --non-interactive

for use in scripts

--utf8-output

Force sdcv not use conversation to locale charset, output in utf8

--utf8-input

Force sdcv not use conversation from locale charset, suppose that input in utf8

--data-dir path/to/directory

Use this directory as path to stardict data directory. This is mean that sdcv search dictionaries in data-dir/dic directory.

Files

/usr/share/stardict/dic
$(HOME)/.stardict/dic

Place, where sdcv expect to find dictionaries. Instead of /usr/share/stardict/dic you can use everything that you want, just set STARDICT_DATA_DIR environment variable. For example, if you have dictionaries in /mnt/data/stardict-dicts/dic, set STARDICT_DATA_DIR to /mnt/data/stardict-dicts.

$(HOME)/.sdcv_history

This file include last  $(SDCV_HISTSIZE) words, which you seek with sdcv.  SDCV use this file only if it was compiled with readline library support.

Environment

Environment Variables Used By sdcv:

STARDICT_DATA_DIR

If set, sdcv use this variable as data directory, this is mean that sdcv search dictionaries in $STARDICT_DATA_DIR\dic

SDCV_HISTSIZE

If set, sdcv wrote in $(HOME)/.sdcv_history only last $(SDCV_HISTSIZE) words,  which you seek using sdcv. If it is not set, then last 2000 words saved in $(HOME)/.sdcv_history.

SDCV_PAGER

If SDCV_PAGER is set, its value is used as the  name of the program to use to display the dictionary's article.

Bugs

Email bug reports to dushistov at mail dot ru. Be sure to include the word "sdcv" somewhere in the "Subject:" field.

Authors

Evgeniy A. Dushistov, Hu Zheng

See Also

stardict(1), http://sdcv.sourceforge.net/, http://stardict.sourceforge.net

Referenced By

qstardict(1).

2006-04-24 sdcv-0.4.2