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whatis(1)										whatis(1)

       whatis - search the whatis database for complete words.

       whatis keyword ...

       whatis  searches  a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands
       for keywords and displays the result on the standard output.  Only complete  word  matches
       are displayed.

       The whatis database is created using the command /usr/sbin/makewhatis.

       apropos(1), man(1).

					   Jan 5, 1991					whatis(1)
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