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Date: 2008apr21
OS: Linux
Keywords: letter, letters, begin

Q.  How can I find all English words that start with a certain prefix?

A.  If you are using RedHat/Fedora/CentOS make sure you have the "words" package
installed:

dnf install words
Then you can do:
grep ^Dw /usr/share/dict/words
To find all the English words that begin with "Dw". (This was a "brain teaser" in my local newspaper today.) Amazingly, Linux has a command that does this: look. Of course, you can use grep to do many other queries.

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