LOOKALL(1) General Commands Manual LOOKALL(1)
lookall - look through all text files on UNIX
lookall [ -Cn ]
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
The directory /usr/dict/lookall contains the index files.
`Warning: index precedes file ...' means that a file has been changed
since the index was made and it may be retrieved (or not retrieved)
Coordination level searching doesn't work as described: only those
acceptable items with the smallest number of missing keywords are