whatis database files
catman utility generates a set of
whatis database files suitable for use with
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
The following environment variables affect the execution of
- 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.
- Used to specify a colon separated list of manual paths within which to
whatis database files.
catman utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs.