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whatis(1)						      General Commands Manual							 whatis(1)

whatis - search the whatis database for complete words. SYNOPSIS
whatis keyword ... DESCRIPTION
whatis searches a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the stan- dard output. Only complete word matches are displayed. The whatis database is created using the command /usr/sbin/makewhatis. SEE ALSO
apropos(1), man(1). Jan 5, 1991 whatis(1)

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APROPOS(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						APROPOS(1)

apropos, whatis -- keyword search whatis documentation databases SYNOPSIS
apropos [-d] keyword ... whatis [-d] keyword ... DESCRIPTION
The apropos utility searches a set of databases looking for documentation matching each keyword and displays the results. The whatis utility does the same search but only on complete words. -d Print extra debugging information. The keyword is simply passed to grep(1) allowing for extended regular expression matches. ENVIRONMENT
The following environment variables affect the execution of apropos: MANLOCALES, MANPATH, PATH Used to find the location of the whatis database files. See manpath(1) for additional information. PAGER Program used to display files. If unset, more -s is used. DIAGNOSTICS
The apropos utility exits 0 if a keyword matched and 1 if no keywords are matched or no whatis databases are found. SEE ALSO
grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1), manpath(1), man.conf(5) BSD
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