How to check spelling at the Linux command line with Aspell

Proper spelling doesn’t seem to be very important to many people these days. There are, however, those of us for whom it is. Yes, I am one of those people.

While I’m not a spelling cop, misspelled words stick out when I encounter them. They hurt my eyes. They hurt my brain. Any good text editor or word processor packs a spelling checker. If you’re working in plain text, you can go another route to check spelling: at the command line with a nifty utility called GNU Aspell (which I’ll be calling Aspell from here on in).

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