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MAKEWHATIS(8)           OpenBSD System Manager's Manual          MAKEWHATIS(8)

     makewhatis - create a whatis.db database

     /usr/libexec/makewhatis [manpath]

     makewhatis strips the NAME lines from compiled or raw man(1) pages and
     creates a whatis.db database for use in apropos(1) or with man(1)'s  -k
     option.  If manpath is unspecified, makewhatis by default creates a
     database for /usr/share/man.  Man pages compressed with compress(1) and
     gzip(1) are uncompressed before processing, unformatted man pages will be
     processed by getNAME(8).

     makewhatis should find its search paths using /etc/man.conf

     man(1),  man.conf(5),  getNAME(8)

                               October 17, 1997                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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