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

NAME


catman - generate whatis database files

SYNOPSIS


catman [-M path] [-w]

DESCRIPTION


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.

OPTIONS


-M path
Generate the whatis database files within the specified colon
separated manual paths. Overrides the MANPATH environment variable.

-w This option is present for backwards compatibility, and is ignored.

ENVIRONMENT


The following environment variables affect the execution of catman:

MANPATH Used to specify a colon separated list of manual paths within
which to generate whatis database files.

EXIT STATUS


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

INTERFACE STABILITY


Obsolete Committed.

CODE SET INDEPENDENCE


Enabled.

SEE ALSO


apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)

illumos April 9, 2016 illumos