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       dicodconfig - write dicod database configuration section


       dicodconfig [-hlovw] [--help] [--list] [--order] [--version] [--write]


       dicodconfig  generates  a complete dicod database configuration section
       for available  dictionary  databases  found  in  /usr/share/dictd/  (or
       possibly  elsewhere if an optional order override file is present).  If
       a  dictionary  database   contains   a   <basename>.suffix   and/or   a
       <basename>.word  file,  appropriate index_suffix and index_word entries
       are created.

       Its output file /var/lib/dicod/dictorg-db.list  may  then  be  included
       from  the  dicod  configuration file /etc/dicod.conf with an ``#include
       /var/lib/dictd/dictorg-db.list'' line.  See infodico for an explanation
       of dicod configuration.

       In  Debian,  dicodconfig  is automatically invoked upon installation or
       removal of dictionary database packages, so most users will never  need
       to invoke it by hand.

       The  default  order in which database entries are written is hard coded
       into dicodconfig, but it may  be  overridden  via  the  optional  order
       override  file  /etc/dicod/dicod.order.   This  may  be desired because
       dicod returns definitions from dictionary databases  in  the  order  in
       which  they  are  listed in its configuration file.  The order override
       file may also be used to include local dictionary databases  which  may
       not necessarily reside in /usr/share/dictd/.

       /etc/dicod/dicod.order,  if  present,  should be a whitespace separated
       list of basenames  and  directories.   It  may  also  include  comments
       starting with # and extending to the end of the line.

       Dictionary  database entries will be generated only for those databases
       found via basename and directory entries in the default order  (or  the
       order  override  file,  if  present), and they will be generated in the
       order in which these entries  appear.   No  more  than  one  dictionary
       database entry of any given name will be generated.

       Entries without a leading / are relative to /usr/share/dictd/.

       Entries  without  a  trailing  /  are basenames.  A dictionary database
       entry  is  generated  if  <basename>.index  and  <basename>  or
       <basename>.dict are present.

       Entries with a trailing / are directories.  A dictionary database entry
       is  generated  for  each  <name>  where  <directory>/<name>.index   and
       <directory>/<name> or <directory>/<name>.dict are present.

       The   default   order  includes  the  directories  /usr/share/dictd/  ,
       /usr/share/dico/ as its final entry so that  if  a  previously  unknown
       dictionary database (one not explicitly mentioned in the default order)
       is installed, its dictionary database entry will  still  be  generated.
       An  order  override  file  should  also  use  this  technique, both for
       /usr/share/dictd/ , /usr/share/dico/ and for any other directory  where
       local dictionary database might be installed.

       The -o option may be used to make dicodconfig display the default order
       information   along   with   the   order   override   information    if
       /etc/dicod/dicod.order is present.

       If no dictionary databases are found (via basename or directory entries
       in the default order or the order override file),  a  dummy  dictionary
       database  entry  will  be  generated  with  /dev/null for both data and
       index.  This allows dicod to start without error.

       If an  executable  script  named  /etc/dicod/dicodconfig.alias  exists,
       dicodconfig  will  filter database names through it.  The script can be
       bash, sed, perl, or whatever.  Although dico -D will  display  database
       names of any length, names longer than 16 characters are displayed in a
       ragged format.  Appropriate entries in this alias file can be  used  to
       cause dico -D to display the database names in a reasonable format.


       -w, --write
              Write database section to /var/lib/dicod/dictorg-db.list.

       -l, --list
              List database section to standard out.

       -o, --order
              Display database order information.

       -h, --help
              Display a usage message and exit.

       -v, --version
              Display version information and exit.


              Output of dicodconfig.

              dicod       configuration       file       which      "includes"

              Optional dicodconfig order override file.




       Older  dictionary  database  packages  did  not  automatically   invoke
       dicodconfig  upon  installation  and  removal, so you may need to do so
       manually (after which, you should restart dicod).


         (Ahmed  El-Mahmoudy)  Based  on  dictdconfig(8)  By   Kirk   Hilliard