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whatis in Technology

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1. A Unix command which searches for a given string in the headings of all man pages.
2. A command which searches the archie Software Description Database for a given string, with case being ignored.
(1995-11-12)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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  • With a girls intuition, she scented something unpleasant, and with a timid and startled look, she faltered: whatis it Uncle?

    An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice
  • Without thisI come to call you to account, for whatis past already.

    The Fatal Dowry Philip Massinger

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