whichman - Fault tolerant search utilities: whichman, ftff, ftwhich

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name whichman
Package version 2.4
Package release 8
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 87 B
Download size 18.41 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
whichman uses a fault tolerant approximate matching algorithm to search
for man-pages that match approximately the specified name.
The fault tolerant matching is very useful in cases where you remember only
roughly the name of a command.
Example: whichman netwhat
This finds netstat.8: /usr/share/man/man8/netstat.8
ftff searches the directory tree. This is a case in-sensitive and fault
tolerant way of 'find . -name xxxx -print'.
ftwhich finds files which are in one of the directories in your PATH
and uses a fault tolerant search algorithm.


Package Version Architecture Repository
whichman_2.4-8_i386.deb 2.4 i386 Debian Main
whichman - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package whichman_2.4-8_amd64.deb
Source Package whichman

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install whichman deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install whichman




2013-12-14 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 11-CPPFLAGS-and-LDFLAGS.patch to pass the two variables
to compiler.
* Cleanup debian/rules, add support for cross-compiling, and
enable LFS support.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.5 (no changes).
2012-02-19 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to debhelper v9 and tiny rules file.
* Rename & refresh patches with gbp-pq import/export.
* Fix lintian's `spelling-error-in-copyright'.
* debian/rules: remove .pc/.dpkg-source-unapply file in rules.
This fixes broken behaviour of dpkg-buildpackage (see Bug#649521).
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes);
+ add VCS fields;
+ sort dependency fields with wrap-and-sort.
2011-02-15 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to the `3.0 (quilt)' format.
* Bump to debhelper v8.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no changes).
* Split the previous 01_debian.patch into 3 patches: 00_Makefile.patch,
01_documentation.patch, and 02_no_warn.patch.
* debian/rules:
+ use dpkg-buildflags for getting CFLAGS/LDFLAGS (also added versioned
build-dependency on dpkg-dev for this);
+ call dh_auto_{configure,build,clean} commands;
+ provide build-{arch,indep} targets.
2008-04-19 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add copyright notice (lintian),
2008-01-29 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use quilt to manage patches, move old debian patch to 01_debian.patch.
* Build with debhelper v6.
* 10_skip_duplicates.patch: Avoid duplicated files from `ftwhich' and
`whichman' output (closes: #452068).
* Standards-Version: 3.7.3 (no changes).
* debian/control: Add Homepage URL.
2007-10-15 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix the `debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error'.
and manpage-has-errors-from-man' lintian errors.
* Bump debhelper compat version to 6.
* Standards-Version: 3.7.2 (no changes).
2005-04-29 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typos in ftwhich(1) and ftff(1) man pages.
(Closes: #306727,#306728).
* Add debian/watch file.
2004-04-20 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
2004-03-28 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Opps, man pages went to /usr/share/man/man1/man1. Fixed.
2004-03-24 - Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>
whichman (2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Standards-Version: 3.6.1 (no changes).

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