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       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
       easy lookups.

       If you enter some word or phrase as command line  argument,  ding  will
       start up with a translation of this word/phrase.


       -x, --selection
              Start searching for selected word (X selection).

       -m, --mini
              Start with minimal size (search form only).

       -r, --remote
              Start search in an already running program.

       -R, --remote-new
              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 <>.

       This manual page was written by Roland Rosenfeld <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).