Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

whatis(1) [minix man page]

WHATIS(1)						      General Commands Manual							 WHATIS(1)

whatis, apropos - give single line descriptions for manual pages SYNOPSIS
whatis [-a] title apropos keyword DESCRIPTION
Whatis lists the one line description from the whatis(5) database describing the title given. It displays all the lines with the title from the first whatis file that has those titles. It uses the same search path as man(1). Apropos searches through all whatis files for the given keywords. It lists any line that has the keyword anywhere on the line. OPTIONS
-a Search all whatis files. SEE ALSO
man(1), grep(1), whatis(5). AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot ( WHATIS(1)

Check Out this Related Man Page

whatis(1)							   User Commands							 whatis(1)

whatis - display a one-line summary about a keyword SYNOPSIS
whatis command... DESCRIPTION
whatis looks up a given command and displays the header line from the manual section. You can then run the man(1) command to get more information. If the line starts name(section)... you can do man -ssection name to get the documentation for it. Try whatis ed and then you should do man -s 1 ed to get the manual page for ed(1). whatis is actually just the -f option to the man(1) command. whatis uses the /usr/share/man/windex database. This database is created by catman(1M). If this database does not exist, whatis will fail. FILES
/usr/share/man/windex Table of contents and keyword database ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWdoc | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |CSI |Enabled | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
apropos(1), man(1), catman(1M), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 14 Sep 1992 whatis(1)
Man Page