select-default-ispell Man page



select-default-ispell – select default ispell dictionary


select-default-ispell [options]

Options (all long only options):
–set-default=’regexp’ Try ‘regexp’ to get a single match and set
it as default. Fail otherwise.
–show-choices Show available choices to STDERR and exit.
–debug Enable debug mode


This program is responsible for selecting default ispell dictionary.

If –show-choices is used will just output a list of available choices
to STDERR and exit. STDOUT cannot be used, this program loads debconf
and debconf captures STDOUT.

If –set-default is used, program will try to get a single regexp match
from available choices, failing if not. Will try case dependent match
first, then case independent.

If –set-default is not used this program will make debconf always ask
the shared question about the default ispell dictionary to be used in
your system according to the installed ones.

In both cases, will do the appropriate settings if needed.

Calls internally update-default-ispell.


The dictionaries-common policy document

Rafael Laboissiere, Agustin Martin

1.26.3 2015-8-31 SELECT-DEFAULT-ISPELL(8)