I need to use the file 'words', but I can't find it.

This shows a red file called 'words', which I think is a broken link:

ls /usr/share/dict

What can I do?


apt-file says it's provided by wamerican: /usr/share/dict/words. I would:

apt-get install --reinstall wamerican

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    Seems like 'words' is for every word. If you need a specific language you can install for eg: wspanish, and use dict/spanish – HappyDeveloper Jun 10 '12 at 20:44
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    Use wbritish for British english. – Ivan Chau Apr 9 '15 at 9:29
  • On my system (having installed wbritish), /usr/share/dict/words is a symlink to /etc/dictionaries-common/words, which is itself a symlink back to /usr/share/dict/british-english. – mwfearnley Nov 7 '18 at 11:51

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