GNU Dictionary Server
7.2.8 Other Commands
prefix command queries or changes the current command prefix:
dico> .prefix Command prefix is . dico> .prefix @ dico> @prefix Command prefix is @
prompt command changes the
dico command line
prompt. For example, to change it to ‘dico$’, followed by a single
dico> .prompt "dico$ " dico$ _
Note the use of quotes to include the space character in the argument.
help command displays a short command usage summary. For
convenience, a single question mark can be used instead of it:
dico> ? /WORD Match WORD. / Redisplay previous matches. NUMBER Define NUMBERth match. !NUMBER Edit NUMBERth previous command. .open [HOST [PORT]] Connect to a DICT server. .close Close the connection. …
version command displays the package name and version
number, and the
warranty command displays the copyright
quit command leaves the dico shell. Typing
end-of-file character (C-d) has the same effect.
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