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GETNAME(8)                BSD System Manager's Manual               GETNAME(8)

NAME
     getNAME -- get NAME sections from manual source for whatis/apropos data
     base

SYNOPSIS
      [-itvw] path [path ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The getNAME utility looks inside manual page sources to find the name of
     the page.  It can be used to create a table of contents, report the style
     of manual, or to create an introductory manual page.  By default, getNAME
     returns data for use in an apropos(1) database.  getNAME is designed to
     be called from makewhatis(8) or other manual grovelling tools, not to be
     used directly.

OPTIONS
     The following options are available:

     -i      The -i option returns information useful in creating an introduc-
             tion manual.  See intro(1), intro(2), etc. for examples.

     -t      The -t option returns information useful for creating a table of
             contents.

     -v      Complain about incorrectly formatted man pages.

     -w      The -w option determines whether traditional man (``OLD''), new
             mandoc (``NEW''), or some unknown (``UNKNOWN'') macros are in
             use.

HISTORY
     The getNAME command first appeared in 2.0BSD

BUGS
     It would be nice if getNAME could deal with compressed and/or preformat-
     ted manual pages.  Looks for .S[Hh] NAME for consistency checking, but
     that breaks man pages in other languages.

SEE ALSO
     man(1), catman(8), makewhatis(8)

NetBSD                         October 31, 1997                         NetBSD