WHATIS(1)               NetBSD General Commands Manual               WHATIS(1)

NAME
     whatis -- describe what a command is

SYNOPSIS
     whatis command ...

DESCRIPTION
     The whatis program queries the database /var/db/man.db for manual pages
     with name command and prints the name of the manual page, the section and
     the description from the section NAME.

SEE ALSO
     apropos(1), makemandb(8)

HISTORY
     The whatis command appeared in 3.0BSD.  It was rewritten in NetBSD 6.0 to
     use the SQLite index created by makemandb(8).

NetBSD 6.0.1                   February 1, 2012                   NetBSD 6.0.1

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