As I am continuously missing some words when writing articles I was in need of some dictionary. Usually I would use dict.cc or something similar. But it is a kind of disruptive and only available with a working Internet connection.
So I was looking for a solution which would be accessible even when I was travelling without being online. SDCV came to my rescue. It is Stardict for the command line. On Mac OS X it is available thought Homebrew
$ brew install sdcv
The default installation does not come with any dictionaries, so we have pick up them on our own.
- Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing
- GNU/Linux English-English Dictionary
Dictionaries are located at
/usr/share/stardict/dic/ usually and are
accessible by all system's users. Managing dictionaries at that location
would have meant to make use of superuser rights.
As I am the only one who is using my system I prefer a minimal inversive method.
and put them at
$HOME/.stardict/dic, which has to be created first.
$ mkdir -p $HOME/.stardict/dic $ tar -xvzf ~/Downloads/dict.tgz -C $HOME/.stardict/dic