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wtf -- look up terms
wtf [-f dbfile] [-o] [is] term ...
The wtf utility looks up the meaning of one or more term operands speci-
fied on the command line.
term will first be searched for as an acronym in the acronym databases,
which are expected to be in the format ``acronym[tab]meaning''. If no
match has been found, wtf will check to see if the term is known by
whatis(1), pkg_info(1), or, when called from within a pkgsrc package
directory, pkgsrc's internal help facility, ``make help topic=XXX''.
The optional is operand will be ignored, allowing the fairly natural
``wtf is WTF'' usage.
The following option is available:
Overrides the default list of acronym databases, bypassing the
value of the ACRONYMDB variable. Unlike this variable the -f
option only accepts one file name as an argument, but it may be
given multiple times to specify more than one file to use.
-o Include acronyms that could be considered offensive to some.
Please consult fortune(6) for more information about the -o flag.
ACRONYMDB The default list of acronym databases may be overridden by
setting the environment variable ACRONYMDB to the name of one
or more space-separated file names of acronym databases.
/usr/share/misc/acronyms default acronym database.
/usr/share/misc/acronyms-o default offensive acronym database.
/usr/share/misc/acronyms.comp default computer-related acronym database.
make(1), pkg_info(1), whatis(1), fortune(6)
wtf first appeared in NetBSD 1.5. Initially it only translated acronyms;
functionality to look up the meaning of terms in other sources was added
NetBSD 9.99 April 22, 2015 NetBSD 9.99