Subject: Re: volunteers to fix catman?
To: None < (NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/14/1998 23:58:10
Greg A. Woods writes:
> I think it would be cool if makewhatis(8) also created separate (or
> additional) *.db files for all possible machine architectures, and if
> apropos(1) and whatis(1) were extended to understand the MACHINE
> environment variable and whatever command-line flags might be added to
> man(1) to compliment the use of the MACHINE environment variable.

BTW, traditionally, the job of makewhatis(8) was done by catman(8).

> Oh, and if I remember I'll submit a PR with a patch to add references to
> makewhatis(8) where appropriate (unless someone beats me to it! ;-).

Dunno. If we get catman working...