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whatis(1)               FreeBSD General Commands Manual              whatis(1)

NAME
       whatis - search the whatis database for complete words.

SYNOPSIS
       whatis keyword ...

DESCRIPTION
       whatis searches a set of database files containing short descriptions
       of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard
       output.  Only complete word matches are displayed.

       The whatis database is created using the command /usr/sbin/makewhatis.

SEE ALSO
       apropos(1), man(1).

                                January 5, 1991                      whatis(1)

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