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english-chinese dictionary via the command line

Do you read english documentation a lot? Do you find yourself constantly opening a webpage or switching to dictionary application for understanding an english word?

Suppose you want to know what does one word mean. Why open your browser and search when you can simply stay in the console and ask lookup:

$ lookup
usage: lookup [WORD]

$ lookup hello
iCIBA: hello
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你好; 问好; 喂; 呼叫

$ lookup "execuse me"
iCIBA: execuse me
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借口; 原谅; 挡箭牌; 理由

$ lookup 计算机
iCIBA: 计算机
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computer; computers; computer science; calculating machine

Installation

$ pip install lookup
or
# Use Mac OS X brew
$ brew install https://raw.github.com/fengsp/lookup/master/lookup.rb
or
# Download the zipball and install it
$ wget https://github.com/fengsp/lookup/archive/master.zip
$ python setup.py install

Note

There is known issue that homebrew might run into error. Try use the following command to fix it:

$ sudo chmod -R go+w /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/

Better

If you feel anything wrong, feedbacks or pull requests are welcome.