WTF(6)                        NetBSD Games Manual                       WTF(6)

NAME
     wtf -- look up terms

SYNOPSIS
     wtf [-f dbfile] [-o] [is] term ...

DESCRIPTION
     The wtf utility looks up the meaning of one or more term operands speci-
     fied on the command line.

     term will first be searched for as an acronym in the acronym databases,
     which are expected to be in the format ``acronym[tab]meaning''.  If no
     match has been found, wtf will check to see if the term is known by
     whatis(1), pkg_info(1), or, when called from within a pkgsrc package
     directory, pkgsrc's internal help facility, ``make help topic=XXX''.

     The optional is operand will be ignored, allowing the fairly natural
     ``wtf is WTF'' usage.

     The following option is available:

     -f dbfile
           Overrides the default list of acronym databases, bypassing the
           value of the ACRONYMDB variable.  Unlike this variable the -f
           option only accepts one file name as an argument, but it may be
           given multiple times to specify more than one file to use.

     -o    Include acronyms that could be considered offensive to some.
           Please consult fortune(6) for more information about the -o flag.

ENVIRONMENT
     ACRONYMDB  The default list of acronym databases may be overridden by
                setting the environment variable ACRONYMDB to the name of one
                or more space-separated file names of acronym databases.

FILES
     /usr/share/misc/acronyms       default acronym database.
     /usr/share/misc/acronyms-o     default offensive acronym database.
     /usr/share/misc/acronyms.comp  default computer-related acronym database.

SEE ALSO
     make(1), pkg_info(1), whatis(1), fortune(6)

HISTORY
     wtf first appeared in NetBSD 1.5.  Initially it only translated acronyms;
     functionality to look up the meaning of terms in other sources was added
     later.

NetBSD 8.0                      April 22, 2015                      NetBSD 8.0

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