Looking for hhe words fle (/usr/share/dict)


#1

Hello,

For a game I need the words file.
Normally you can find it at /usr/share/dict but not on my c9 box.

Anyone knows how I can install it.


#2

you would need to install a dictionary for it to appear there. If you’re looking for files provided in packages use apt-file to search for the one you want.

apt-file search /usr/share/dict

You may want to then install the american one for example apt-get install wamerican


#3

Just a tiny improvement on @justin8’s great advice:

apt-get install wamerican (or the equivalent ) needs root privilege. So you need to run it as

sudo apt-get install wamerican

(or whichever dictionary package you choose).