Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: September 19, 2005
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whatis - search the whatis database for complete words.
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.
John W. Eaton was the original author of
Zeyd M. Ben-Halim released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3 thru 1.5p.
Federico Lucifredi <email@example.com> is the current maintainer.
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