Show Linux Command Description using whatis Command on Linux Fedora



Computer Configuration GNU Linux Fedora using Linux Command

 

   The step by step command example below, using whatis command to show command description on Linux Fedora operating system.  The whatis command search database file containing short descriptions of system commands and display them to screen.  the whatis command very useful if you want to know Linux command function in Linux system and what can this Linux command do.  If you wan more than simple description, you can always use man command or info command to know details about each Linux command on the system.

Using whatis command to show ls command description and the ls command manual section:

Using whatis command to show ls command description and the ls command manual section:

[root@fedora ~]# whatis ls

ls []                (1)  - list directory contents

ls []                (1p)  - list directory contents

[root@fedora ~]#

 

Using whatis command to show whatis command description and the whatis command manual section:

Using whatis command to show whatis command description and the whatis command manual section:

[root@fedora ~]# whatis whatis

whatis []            (1)  - search the whatis database for complete words

[root@fedora ~]#

 

Using whatis command to show makewhatis command description and the makewhatis command manual section:

Using whatis command to show makewhatis command description and the makewhatis command manual section:

[root@fedora ~]# whatis makewhatis

makewhatis []        (8)  - Create the whatis database

[root@fedora ~]#

 

Using whatis command to show man command description and the man command manual section:

Using whatis command to show man command description and the man command manual section:

[root@fedora ~]# whatis man

man []               (1)  - format and display the on-line manual pages

man []               (1p)  - display system documentation

man []               (7)  - macros to format man pages

man []               (7)  - pages - conventions for writing Linux man pages

man.config []        (5)  - configuration data for man

man-pages           (rpm) - Man (manual) pages from the Linux Documentation Project

man                 (rpm) - A set of documentation tools: man, apropos and whatis

[root@fedora ~]#

 




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