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7 Dico — a client program.

The dico program is a console-based utility for querying dictionary servers. It has two operation modes. In single query mode, the utility performs a query, displays its result and exits immediately. This mode is entered if a word or a URL was given in the command line. In interactive mode, the utility enters a read-and-eval loop, in which it reads requests from the keyboard, performs the necessary searches, and displays obtained results on the screen.