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WTF(6)                        NetBSD Games Manual                       WTF(6)


NAME
wtf -- look up terms
SYNOPSIS
wtf [-f dbfile] [-o] [is] term ...
DESCRIPTION
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: -f dbfile 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.
ENVIRONMENT
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.
FILES
/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.
SEE ALSO
make(1), pkg_info(1), whatis(1), fortune(6)
HISTORY
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 later. NetBSD 9.99 April 22, 2015 NetBSD 9.99
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