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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