Since other languages use a different term for the NAME section, makewhatis recognizes the equivalent terms in Czech, Italian, Finnish, French, German and Spanish.
If no manpath argument is given, /usr/man is assumed by default.
|-u||Update database with new pages (files status was last changed 24 hours ago)|
|-w||Use manpath obtained from man --path|
|Looks in the sections of manpath or catpath. If the option is absent, its value is assumed to be '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 n l'|
|The preformatted manual pages located in catpath are scanned. If the argument is not provided, it is assumed to be the first existing directory between /usr/man/preformat and /usr/man.|
To rebuild only /usr/X11R6/man/whatis and /usr/local/man/whatis
|makewhatis /usr/X11R6/man /usr/local/man|
|To rebuild all the databases, including those of the Finnish, French and Italian translations|
|LANGUAGE=fi:fr:it makewhatis -w|
makewhatis does not work on preformatted translations.