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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 2

explain Command


Provides an interactive thesaurus .




The explain command provides an interactive thesaurus for the English-language phrases found by the diction command. Before using the explain command, use the diction command to obtain a list of poorly worded phrases. When you use the explain command, the system prompts you for a phrase and responds with a grammatically acceptable alternative. You can continue typing phrases, or you can exit by entering the Ctrl-D key sequence.

The explain command also takes piped input from the command line, as shown in the following example:

diction Filename | explain

No other command line parameters are valid.


/usr/lib/explain.d Contains thesaurus.

Related Information

The diction command.

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