ding - dictionary lookup program for Unix
ding [options] [phrase]
ding is a dictionary lookup program for X Windows/Unix. It comes with a
German-English dictionary with about 253,000 entries.
It is based on Tk version >= 8.3 and uses the agrep(1) or egrep(1)
tools for searching.
In addition to this ding can also search using ispell(1) and dict(1).
It has many configuration options, such as search preferences,
interface language (English or German), colors. It has history and help
functions and comes with useful key and mouse bindings for quick and
If you enter some word or phrase as command line argument, ding will
start up with a translation of this word/phrase.
Start searching for selected word (X selection).
Start with minimal size (search form only).
Start search in an already running program.
Start search in an already running program or start a new
Do not save preferences
-D #, --debug #
Start with debug output, # = number (1..15).
It’s very simple: Start ding (via KDE menu "Tools" or via command
line), type in search word, press ENTER, read results. Search further
by double-clicking a word, or select a word in another window and drop
it by clicking with mouse button 2 over the "ding window". For further
information consult the program help by pressing F1.
agrep(1), egrep(1), ispell(1), ding(1).
ding was written by Frank Richter <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Roland Rosenfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).