Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line?

I found these but don't know how to get them running on my Mac:

It looks like the rhyme package is for Ubuntu. How can I get it working on OSX?

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    Did you try installing it via macports? (I didn't see a homebrew package available) – skarface Jun 23 '15 at 17:40
  • MacPorts! That worked! – incandescentman Jun 23 '15 at 18:38

I put together a Homebrew tap for Rhyme. Please see:


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  • I get Error: No such file or directory - rhyme: – incandescentman May 25 '16 at 2:33
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    Hmm. This is my first time writing a Homebrew formula. Would you mind helping me debug by sending the output of brew install --verbose rhyme? (opening an issue in the github repo might be a cleaner place for this conversation) Thanks! – Shaun May 25 '16 at 4:19
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    Sure! Here you go: gist.github.com/73504e929b28632295f2cf1d32e14386 – incandescentman May 25 '16 at 19:26
  • Interesting. It looks like it's failing because can't find readline.h and my original version of the formula didn't actually use the Homebrew copy of readline. I've edited the formula to use that instead. Try brew update and then brew install rhyme – Shaun May 26 '16 at 2:47
  1. Install MacPorts
  2. $ port install rhyme

Source: @skarface

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  • I now have Homebrew installed and rhyme stopped working. Is there a way to reinstall it without messing up my Homebrew install? I know you're not supposed to have both Homebrew and MacPorts installed at the same time. – incandescentman Jul 31 '15 at 5:34

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