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

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

SYNOPSIS
     getNAME [-itw] path [path ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The getNAME program looks inside manual sources to retrieve the NAME sec-
     tion of the manual page.  It can be used to create a table of contents,
     report the style of manual, or to create an introduction to the manual
     section.  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.

     The options are as follows:

     -i      Returns information useful in creating an introduction to a manu-
             al section.  See intro(1), intro(2), etc. for examples.

     -t      Returns information useful for creating a table of contents.

     -w      Determines whether traditional man (``OLD''), new mandoc
             (``NEW''), or some unknown (``UNKNOWN'') format exists.

SEE ALSO
     apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1), makewhatis(8)

HISTORY
     The getNAME command first appeared in 2.0BSD.

BUGS
     It would be nice if getNAME could deal with preformatted manuals.

OpenBSD 3.6                    October 31, 1997                              1