Aiksaurus: The Thesaurus for the Command Line

by Rill

Aiksaurus is a command line thesaurus. Aiksaurus produces a list of words. The words are grouped together by type in alphabetical order. The groups will be shown with a heading preceded and followed by equal "=" signs. If a word cannot be found, a list of words which alphabetically precede and follow the word you specified are given.


Aiksaurus is not installed by default. To install it:

  1. Open a terminal: "Ctrl+Alt+t".
  2. Type the following two commands. Enter your root password if prompted.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install aiksaurus
  3. Enter "y" when prompted to proceed.

An Example

Here's an example. Let's choose the word "star".