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MAKEWHATIS(1)						      General Commands Manual						     MAKEWHATIS(1)

makewhatis - build the whatis(5) database SYNOPSIS
makewhatis directory DESCRIPTION
Makewhatis makes the whatis(5) database in the given manual page directory. This database is used by man(1) to map titles to manual page names and by whatis(1) to give one line descriptions. See whatis(5) for a desciption of what a whatis database should look like and the restrictions that are placed on the NAME sections so that makewhatis can make whatis lines out of the manual pages. SEE ALSO
whatis(5). BUGS
Removing only font and size changes from the NAME section is often not enough. AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot ( MAKEWHATIS(1)

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MAKEWHATIS(8)						      System Manager's Manual						     MAKEWHATIS(8)

makewhatis - Create the whatis database SYNOPSIS
makewhatis [-u] [-v] [-w] [-s sections ] [-c [catpath]] [manpath] DESCRIPTION
makewhatis reads all the manual pages contained in the given sections of manpath or the preformatted pages contained in the given sections of catpath. For each page, it writes a line in the whatis database; each line consists of the name of the page and a short description, separated by a dash. The description is extracted using the content of the NAME section of the manual page. Since other languages use a different term for the NAME section, makewhatis recognizes the equivalent terms in Czech, Italian, Finnish, French, German and Spanish. If no manpath argument is given, /usr/man is assumed by default. OPTIONS
-u Update database with new pages. -v Verbose output -w Use manpath obtained from `man --path` -s sections Looks in the sections of manpath or catpath. If the option is absent, its value is assumed to be '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 n l' -c catpath The preformatted manual pages located in catpath are scanned. If the argument is not provided, it is assumed to be the first exist- ing directory between /usr/man/preformat and /usr/man. EXAMPLES
To rebuild only /usr/X11R6/man/whatis and /usr/local/man/whatis makewhatis /usr/X11R6/man /usr/local/man To rebuild all the databases, including those of the Finnish, French and Italian translations LANGUAGE=fi:fr:it makewhatis -w BUGS
makewhatis may not handle too well manual pages written with non-standard troff macros, such as the Tcl/Tk pages. makewhatis does not work on preformatted translations. SEE ALSO
apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1) 22 January 1999 MAKEWHATIS(8)
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