Thursday, September 21, 2006

Create an Index for Manual Pages

Built a Solaris box today. I had to search for a couple utilities to complete the task, but the OS doesn't come configured with an index. I executed the catman utility to build the windex database. Here's the syntax:
#catman -w

Now I can use the man -k pattern to search the database. The -k is the keyword option.

e.g. man -k hme (finds 100Mb NIC interface information)

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