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whatis

whatis Displays the manual page header summary information for a command.
whatis [-M <path>] [-m <path>] <command1>
								<command2> ...

-M <path> Overrides the list of standard directories where whatis searches for its database, named whatis.db. The path specified must be a colon-separated list of directories. The search path may also be specified by the MANPATH environment variable.
-m <path> Adds to the list of standard search directories. The path specified must be a colon-separated list of directories. These directories are searched before the standard list or directories specified by -M or MANPATH.



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