whatis(1) -- Linux man page

 

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).