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whatis(1)                                                            whatis(1)

       whatis - search the whatis database for complete words.

       whatis keyword ...

       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.

       apropos(1), man(1).

                                  Jan 5, 1991                        whatis(1)

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