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Re: [PATCH] Make `makewhatis` FAQ entry explicitly refer to `whatis`
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:39:48 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make `makewhatis` FAQ entry explicitly refer to `whatis`
- References: <CE9C056E12502146A72FD81290379E9A4365635D@ENFIRHMBX1.datcon.co.uk>
- Reply-to: cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com
On Aug 3 09:07, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> Minor FAQ patch below to make it explicit that `makewhatis` is used for
> `whatis` as well as `man -k` and `apropos`. Inspired by someone [apparently
> being confused] on Stack Overflow (yes, they were almost certainly being
> lazy, but I figure being more explicit will do no harm).
> : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11774230/unix-cygwin-whatis-returns-all-commands-as-nothing-appropriate/11782300#comment15656666_11782300
> I'm hoping this doesn't count as "significant" with regard to copyright
> assignment. I'd really rather not have to deal with that tedium.
> This is my first submitted patch; I *think* I've got everything right, but
> apologies if not.
You didn't run make to check if it's working, did you? The
<literal>apropos<literal> expression is missing a slash.
Anyway, thanks for the patch. I also added a reference to whatis in the
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