|WHATIS(1)||General Commands Manual||WHATIS(1)|
whatisutility looks up the given commands and shows the header lines from the manual pages. You can then use the man(1) command to get more information.
whatiswill match on a case insensitive basis and for multiple word entries will match on each individual word.
The options are as follows:
whatissearches for its database named “whatis.db”. The supplied path must be a colon (‘
:’) separated list of directories. This search path may also be set using the environment variable
whatissearches for its database named “whatis.db”. The supplied path must be a colon-separated list of directories. These directories will be searched before the standard directories or the directories supplied with the
-Moption or the
MANPATHenvironment variable are searched.
whatiswas already provided by the former
manwhereutility in 1BSD. The
whatiscommand first appeared in 2BSD.
-M option and the
MANPATH variable first appeared in
manwherein 1977 and the original BSD
whatisin February 1979.
|January 22, 2012||OpenBSD-5.1|