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Re: Indexing and searching non-numeric sections with apropos(1)

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 3:20 AM, Paul Goyette <> wrote:
>> With bin/51062, makemandb(8) can index non-numeric sections and also
>> apropos(1) can now accept non-numeric sections for querying. That
>> means you do queries like
>> apropos -s 9lua systm
>> apropos -s n foo bar
>> To be able to use this feature, you need to regenerate the database.
>> You can do this by running makemandb -f manually.
> I rebuilt my database.  Although apropos(1) now finds the information for
> the non-numeric sections, it is still reporting them wrongly:
>    #  apropos -s 9lua lua
>    intro (9)       introduction to the Lua kernel bindings
>    This section provides an overview of the Lua kernel bindings, ...
> Note that the output says "intro (9)" - shouldn't it say "intro (9lua)"?

Sorry, I forgot to mention that you also need to rebuild makemandb and apropos.
After that, rebuilding the database should give the correct output.


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