whatis(1)                   General Commands Manual                  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/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  <flucifredi@acm.org>  is the current
       maintainer.

SEE ALSO
       apropos(1), man(1).



                              September 19, 2005                     whatis(1)
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