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Revision 1.14, Tue Mar 18 18:20:38 2014 UTC (6 years, 11 months ago) by riastradh
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: yamt-pagecache-base9, tls-maxphys-base, tls-earlyentropy-base, tls-earlyentropy, riastradh-xf86-video-intel-2-7-1-pre-2-21-15, prg-localcount2-base3, prg-localcount2-base2, prg-localcount2-base1, prg-localcount2-base, prg-localcount2, phil-wifi-base, phil-wifi-20200421, phil-wifi-20200411, phil-wifi-20200406, phil-wifi-20191119, phil-wifi-20190609, phil-wifi, pgoyette-localcount-base, pgoyette-localcount-20170426, pgoyette-localcount-20170320, pgoyette-localcount-20170107, pgoyette-localcount-20161104, pgoyette-localcount-20160806, pgoyette-localcount-20160726, pgoyette-localcount, pgoyette-compat-merge-20190127, pgoyette-compat-base, pgoyette-compat-20190127, pgoyette-compat-20190118, pgoyette-compat-1226, pgoyette-compat-1126, pgoyette-compat-1020, pgoyette-compat-0930, pgoyette-compat-0906, pgoyette-compat-0728, pgoyette-compat-0625, pgoyette-compat-0521, pgoyette-compat-0502, pgoyette-compat-0422, pgoyette-compat-0415, pgoyette-compat-0407, pgoyette-compat-0330, pgoyette-compat-0322, pgoyette-compat-0315, pgoyette-compat, perseant-stdc-iso10646-base, perseant-stdc-iso10646, netbsd-9-base, netbsd-9-1-RELEASE, netbsd-9-0-RELEASE, netbsd-9-0-RC2, netbsd-9-0-RC1, netbsd-9, netbsd-8-base, netbsd-8-2-RELEASE, netbsd-8-1-RELEASE, netbsd-8-1-RC1, netbsd-8-0-RELEASE, netbsd-8-0-RC2, netbsd-8-0-RC1, netbsd-8, netbsd-7-nhusb-base-20170116, netbsd-7-nhusb-base, netbsd-7-nhusb, netbsd-7-base, netbsd-7-2-RELEASE, netbsd-7-1-RELEASE, netbsd-7-1-RC2, netbsd-7-1-RC1, netbsd-7-1-2-RELEASE, netbsd-7-1-1-RELEASE, netbsd-7-1, netbsd-7-0-RELEASE, netbsd-7-0-RC3, netbsd-7-0-RC2, netbsd-7-0-RC1, netbsd-7-0-2-RELEASE, netbsd-7-0-1-RELEASE, netbsd-7-0, netbsd-7, matt-nb8-mediatek-base, matt-nb8-mediatek, localcount-20160914, is-mlppp-base, is-mlppp, bouyer-socketcan-base1, bouyer-socketcan-base, bouyer-socketcan, HEAD
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.Dd April 3, 2005
.Dt MAKEWHATIS 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm makewhatis
.Nd create a whatis.db database
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm /usr/libexec/makewhatis
.Op Fl fw
.Op Fl C Ar file
.Op Ar manpath ...
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
strips the NAME lines from compiled or raw
.Xr man 1
pages and creates a whatis.db database for use in
.Xr apropos 1 ,
.Xr whatis 1 ,
or with
.Xr man 1 Ns 's
.Fl k
option.
Man pages compressed with
.Xr compress 1
and
.Xr gzip 1
are uncompressed before processing.
.Pp
When
.Ar manpath
is provided multiple times, the resulting database file
is generated in the first directory specified, and contains
entries for all the directories.
.Pp
If
.Ar manpath
is not provided,
.Nm
parses
.Pa /etc/man.conf
and regenerates the whatis database files specified there.
Each database file is assumed to reside in the root of the appropriate
man page hierarchy.
.Pp
The options are as follows:
.Bl -tag -width XCXfileXX
.It Fl C Ar file
Use
.Ar file
(in
.Xr man.conf 5
format) as configuration file instead of the default,
.Pa /etc/man.conf .
.It Fl f
Don't spawn child processes to generate the individual database files,
but do all the work synchronously in the foreground.
.It Fl w
Print warnings about input files we don't like.
.El
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -compact -width /etc/man.conf1
.It Pa whatis.db
name of the whatis database
.It Pa /etc/man.conf
.Xr man 1
configuration file, used to get the location of the whatis databases when
.Nm
is called without arguments
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr apropos 1 ,
.Xr man 1 ,
.Xr whatis 1 ,
.Xr man.conf 5
.Sh HISTORY
.An -nosplit
.Nm
first appeared in
.Nx 1.0 ,
as a shell script written by
.An J.T. Conklin Aq Mt jtc@NetBSD.org
and
.An Thorsten Frueauf Aq Mt frueauf@ira.uka.de .
Further work was done by
.An Matthew Green ,
.An Luke Mewburn ,
and
.An Chris Demetriou .
.Pp
.An Matthias Scheler
has reimplemented
.Nm
in C in
.Nx 1.5 .
.Sh AUTHORS
.An Matthias Scheler Aq Mt tron@NetBSD.org