Ding: Usage tips
Version 1.4 or higher
Give search words:
- Type in search word, select a search method,
then press ENTER or press the "Search" button, or
- Double click on a word in the result window with left mouse button 1, or
- Select a word in another window, drop it by clicking with middle mouse
button 2 over the result window.
- Search in result:
- Type a slash, then the search word:
/word + ENTER, or
- Type in search word, then press Shift+ENTER or press the "Search" button with mouse middle button 2, or
- Press Shift and drop word by clicking with middle mouse
button 2 over the result window
- just one word, or
- Find one of many words:
- Find all words:
- Find exact phrase:
- Umlauts: If you don't have umlaut keys on your keyboard, please use:
"a = ä "A = Ä "o = ö "O = Ö "u = ü "U = Ü "s = ß
- Search for full words or partial matches within words?
- Ignore case or search case sensitive?
- If agrep is used, try error correction if nothing is found?
- Simple search (* is wildcard for any character) or search withregular
- Another search behavior can be selected via the
menu, or by clicking on "search word":
- Search on mouse over:
- elect a word in another window (left mouse button)
- As soon as you move the mouse over the Ding window
this word will be searched with the current search method
- Search on new text selection:
- As soon as you select a word in another window (left mouse button)
this word will be searched with the current search method.
How it works:
- Previous search results could be displayed again (< and
- "Ding: Dictionary Lookup" is not an intelligent translator system, but "only"a front-end
to search quickly in files.
- The search itself is done by a dedicated Unix command ala "grep". If you have installed
"agrep" you are able to use the approximate matching feature to correct spelling errors.
- Well, the results are as good as the dictionary wordlist. You could contribute to improve
this list! Simply send an email to the author.
- Unix manual pages for agrep and egrep
corrections are welcome! -+-
Frank Richter, May 2005