whatis(1) General Commands Manual whatis(1)NAME
whatis - search the whatis database for complete words.
SYNOPSISwhatis keyword ...
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 man. Zeyd M. Ben-Halim
released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3
thru 1.5p. Federico Lucifredi <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the current
SEE ALSOapropos(1), man(1).
September 19, 2005 whatis(1)