[GRASS5] grass man pages and apropos(1)

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Sun Dec 1 12:21:50 EST 2002

On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 05:46:52AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> I haven't confirmed it yet but I suspect that as the grass man pages
> shouldn't be available until one has entered grass, the man pages
> won't get indexed the whatis/apropos database, say in a debian package
> or rpm of grass.  Thus one would miss out when doing
> $ apropos coordinates
> mapproject (1) - Forward and Inverse map transformation of 2-D coordinates
> project (1) - project data along a line or great circle... translate coordinates.
> and only see say the gmt man pages.

I have written such a script. Let me know if you want to try it
(it's slow and could be improved :-)

> P.S. maybe grass's man pages should bear (1grass) as the section
> number instead of (1). [Same goes for  gmt's].
> Anyway, apropos(1) should be a consideration of a package maintainer.

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