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fixing the aspell error about nroff mode
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov 2010, 06:10    Post_subject:  fixing the aspell error about nroff mode
Sub_title: aspell gives an error "WARNING: Unable to enter nroff mode" here's how to fix it.

I installed the aspell pet packages on my Puppy 4.3.1, but when I tried to use it from the command line it displayed an error message:
WARNING: Unable to enter Nroff mode: Unknown mode: "nroff".
The program worked fine, but the error message was annoying.

The solution was simple, though took a little searching to find the it. I got the following files from my Debian installation:
and added them to the
folder on my Puppy.

You probably don't have a separate partition containing Debian on your machine, so feel free to download the files from here:

Incidentally, if you find aspell clumsy the way it doesn't like to check single words from the commandline the way ispell does, then you might like this simple little script:
#! /bin/sh

# spell

while [ 1 ]
   read -e -p "word: "
   echo $REPLY | aspell pipe | tail -n 2
It sits in a permanent loop, prompting for a word and then printing its suggestions after you press ENTER. I keep a terminal open running this script while I'm writing, so if I need help with a word I type it in there and go back to my writing with the answer.
A life! Cool! Where can I download one of those from?
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