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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for whatis (netbsd section 1)

WHATIS(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual				WHATIS(1)

NAME
     whatis -- describe what a command is

SYNOPSIS
     whatis command ...

DESCRIPTION
     The whatis program queries the database /var/db/man.db for manual pages with name command
     and prints the name of the manual page, the section and the description from the section
     NAME.

SEE ALSO
     apropos(1), makemandb(8)

HISTORY
     The whatis command appeared in 3.0BSD.  It was rewritten in NetBSD 6.0 to use the SQLite
     index created by makemandb(8).

BSD					 February 1, 2012				      BSD


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