Fix cross reference: makewhatis(1) -> makewhatis(8).
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1.\" Man page for apropos an whatis
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3.\" Copyright (c) 1990, 1991, John W. Eaton.
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11.\" Department of Chemical Engineering
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17.Dd January 15, 1991
18.Dt APROPOS 1
19.Os
20.Sh NAME
21.Nm apropos ,
22.Nm whatis
23.Nd search the whatis database
24.Sh SYNOPSIS
25.Nm apropos
26.Ar keyword ...
27.Nm whatis
28.Ar keyword ...
29.Sh DESCRIPTION
30.Nm
31searches a set of database files containing short descriptions
32of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the
33standard output.
34.Nm whatis
35displays only complete word matches.
36.Pp
37.Ar keyword
38really is an extended regular expression, please read
39.Xr grep 1
40manual page for more information about its format.
41.Sh DIAGNOSTICS
42The
43.Nm
44utility exits 0 on success, and 1 if no keyword matched.
45.Sh SEE ALSO
46.Xr grep 1 ,
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47.Xr man 1 ,
48.Xr makewhatis 8