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Revision 1.2, Sat Oct 6 15:33:59 2012 UTC (22 months, 2 weeks ago) by wiz
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: yamt-pagecache-base9, yamt-pagecache-base8, yamt-pagecache-base7, yamt-pagecache-base6, tls-maxphys-base, tls-earlyentropy-base, tls-earlyentropy, riastradh-xf86-video-intel-2-7-1-pre-2-21-15, riastradh-drm2-base3, riastradh-drm2-base2, riastradh-drm2-base1, riastradh-drm2-base, riastradh-drm2, netbsd-7-base, netbsd-7, agc-symver-base, agc-symver, HEAD
Changes since 1.1: +14 -7 lines

Make mandb path configurable. makemandb (and related tools) use
the path from the _mandb variable from man.conf now.

Set _mandb in man.conf to same value as was used before.

From Abhinav Upadhyay <er.abhinav.upadhyay@gmail.com>.

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.Dd October 5, 2012
.Dt WHATIS 1
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm whatis
.Nd describe what a command is
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Ar command Ar ...
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm
program queries the apropos database built by
.Xr makemandb 8 .
It searches for manual pages with name
.Ar command
and outputs name of the matching manual pages along with the section and the
brief description from the NAME section.
.Sh FILES
.Bl -hang -width /etc/man.conf -compact
.It Pa /etc/man.conf
The location of the Sqlite FTS database can be configured using the
.Cd _mandb
tag.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr apropos 1 ,
.Xr makemandb 8
.Sh HISTORY
The
.Nm
command appeared in 3.0BSD.
It was rewritten in
.Nx 6.0
to use the SQLite index created by
.Xr makemandb 8 .