Aspell user dictionary location

The Aspell user dictionary is typically at ~/.aspell.en.pws on Linux. The location of the Aspell user dictionary is found by:

aspell --lang=en dump config | grep -A2 -e "home-dir (string)" -e "personal (string)"


Aspell can be used from Windows Subsystem for Linux via the Windows Command Prompt by:

bash -c "aspell -c myfile.txt"

Batch file

Streamline this process by calling WSL Aspell via a batch file on Windows PATH:

@echo off

bash -c "aspell -c %1"

Then from Windows:

aspell.bat myfile.txt


aspell.bat path/to/myfile.txt

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