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SunOS man pages : whatis (1)

User Commands                                           whatis(1)

NAME

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 -s section 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 data- base 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 attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWdoc | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | CSI | enabled | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

apropos(1), man(1), catman(1M), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 14 Sep 1992 1