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Re: bin/51018: Update stopwords list for apropos(1)

The following reply was made to PR bin/51018; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Abhinav Upadhyay <>
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Cc: NetBSD GNATS <>,,
Subject: Re: bin/51018: Update stopwords list for apropos(1)
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:46:07 +0530

 On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 11:16 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger
 <> wrote:
 > On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 10:40:00AM +0000, wrote:
 >> The current stopwords list of apropos(1) contains some legitimate words for which man pages exist, for example, an, as, at, be etc.
 >> Also, I came across a larger set of stopwords list [1], which I thought would be useful and should be used with apropos.
 >> [1]:
 > I don't think just dropping them from the stop word list is helpful, but
 > there was a change awhile ago to try more agressively as second pass.
 Yes, just noticed that. If the query just consists of stop words, we
 try with the same query instead of showing an error message. I think
 there is no point of removing these stop words.
 But we can still add new ones :)

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