MAN Solaris - whatis (1)

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NAME

whatis - display a one-line summary about a keyword

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Files
Attributes
See Also

SYNOPSIS

whatis command...

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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 TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWdoc

SEE ALSO

apropos(1), man(1), catman(1M), attributes(5)

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SunOS 5.11 whatis (1) 14 Sep 1992
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