CATMAN(1M) Maintenance Commands CATMAN(1M)

generate whatis database files

catman [-M path] [-w]

The catman utility generates a set of whatis database files suitable for use with apropos(1) and whatis(1). It is supplied for compatibility reasons. The same databases can be generated using the -w option with man(1), and that command should be used instead.

Generate the whatis database files within the specified colon separated manual paths. Overrides the MANPATH environment variable.
This option is present for backwards compatibility, and is ignored.

The following environment variables affect the execution of catman:
Used to specify a colon separated list of manual paths within which to generate whatis database files.

The catman utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

Obsolete Committed.


apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)
April 9, 2016 OmniOS