whatis

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: September 19, 2005
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NAME

whatis - search the whatis database for complete words.  

SYNOPSIS

whatis keyword ...  

DESCRIPTION

whatis searches a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard output. Only complete word matches are displayed.

The whatis database is created using the command /usr/sbin/makewhatis.  

AUTHOR

John W. Eaton was the original author of man. Zeyd M. Ben-Halim released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3 thru 1.5p. Federico Lucifredi <[email protected]> is the current maintainer.  

SEE ALSO

apropos(1), man(1).


 

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