DESCRIBE(1) Commands and Applications DESCRIBE(1)
describe - show information about a program
describe [ -hvV ] program
This manual page documents describe version 1.0.7.
describe will show current information about program. This information
The name of the program;
The program version number;
The shell the program was written for;
The author (or the person currently maintaining the program);
Contact information for the author;
Where the utility should be installed;
An FTP site from which the program may be obtained, and;
A brief description of the program.
describe uses a database compiled by descc(8).
-h Show usage information.
-v Verbose debugging mode.
-V Show version information.
The system describe database. If the environment variable DESCDB
is set, its value will be used instead.
DESCDB Full path to the system describe database. If DESCDB is set, its
value is used instead of the default location
James Brookes <email@example.com>.
apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1), descc(8), descu(8).
GNO 6 February 1998 DESCRIBE(1)
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