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whatis(1)                                                            whatis(1)




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/libexec/make-
       whatis.


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  <flucifredi@acm.org>  is  the  current
       maintainer.


SEE ALSO

       apropos(1), man(1).



                              September 19, 2005                     whatis(1)

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