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LOOKALL(1)                  General Commands Manual                 LOOKALL(1)



NAME
       lookall - look through all text files on UNIX

SYNOPSIS
       lookall [ -Cn ]

DESCRIPTION
       Lookall  accepts  keywords  from  the standard input, performs a search
       similar to that of refer(1), and writes the result on the standard out-
       put.   Lookall consults, however, an index to all the text files on the
       system rather than just bibliographies.  Only the  first  50  words  of
       each  file  (roughly)  were  used to make the indexes.  Blank lines are
       taken as delimiters between queries.

       The -Cn option specifies a coordination level search: up to n  keywords
       may  be missing from the answers, and the answers are listed with those
       containing the most keywords first.

       The command  sequence  in  /usr/dict/lookall/makindex  regenerates  the
       index.

FILES
       The directory /usr/dict/lookall contains the index files.

DIAGNOSTICS
       `Warning:  index precedes file ...'  means that a file has been changed
       since the index was made and it may be  retrieved  (or  not  retrieved)
       erroneously.

BUGS
       Coordination  level  searching  doesn't  work  as described: only those
       acceptable items with the  smallest  number  of  missing  keywords  are
       retreived.



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