whatis and apropos don't work
Scot L. Harris
webid at cfl.rr.com
Fri Dec 16 03:16:43 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 22:18, Yunus wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm using FC3. I tried to issue these commands below at terminal
> [yunus at localhost ] whatis ls
> bash: ls nothing apropriate <<== i always get this
> [yunus at localhost ] apropos browser
> bash: browser nothing apropriate <<== i always get this
> Could anyone help me with this problem?
> Thanks in advance!
Most likely you need to run /usr/sbin/makewhatis.
This will create the database those commands use to search.
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