Spellcheck a file.
Syntax aspell check [options] filename Key -mode=mode The mode to use when checking files. The available modes are none, url, email, sgml, tex, texinfo, nroff and any others available on your system. more.. –dont-backup Don't create a backup file. Normally, if there are any corrections the Aspell utility will append .bak to the existing file name and then create a new file with corrections made during spell checking. -sug-mode=mode The suggestion mode to use where mode is one of ultra, fast, normal, or bad-spellers. For more information on these modes see Notes on the Different Suggestion Modes. -lang=name -l name The language the document is written in. The default depends on the current locale. -encoding=name Encoding the document is expected to be in. The default depends on the current locale. -master=name -d name The main dictionary to use. -keymapping=name The keymapping to use. Either aspell for the default mapping or ispell to use the same mapping that the Ispell utility uses. Further/advanced options
Check the file foo.txt:
$ aspell check foo.txt
Check the file foo.txt using the bad-spellers suggestion mode and the American English dictionary:
$ aspell check --sug-mode=bad-spellers -d en_US foo.txt
“My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places” ~ A. A. Milne
Equivalent Windows command: Word