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Command: man perldoc info search(apropos)  


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 dis-
       plays 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 <flucifrediATacm.org> is the current maintainer.

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



                              September 19, 2005                     whatis(1)