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WHATIS(1)										WHATIS(1)

       whatis - describe what a command is

       whatis command ...

       Whatis  looks  up  a given command and gives the header line from the manual section.  You
       can then run the man(1) command to get more information.  If the  line  starts  `name(sec-
       tion) ...' you can do `man section name' to get the documentation for it.  Try `whatis ed'
       and then you should do `man 1 ed' to get the manual.

       Whatis is actually just the -f option to the man(1) command.

       /usr/man/whatis	   Data base

       man(1), catman(8)

4th Berkeley Distribution		   May 7, 1986					WHATIS(1)
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