MirOS Manual: wtf(1)

WTF(1)                       BSD Reference Manual                       WTF(1)

NAME

     wtf - translates acronyms for you

SYNOPSIS

     wtf [-adPpw] [-f dbfile] [is | ist] acronym ...

DESCRIPTION

     The wtf utility displays the expansion of the acronyms specified on the
     command line. The following places are searched:

     -a      Search the acronym database (default).

     -d      Search the dictionary. Needs a dict client installed.

     -f dbfile
             Overrides the default acronym database, bypassing the value of
             the ACRONYMDB variable.

     -P      Search the package database or ports INDEX. Match in package name
             and description.

     -p      Search the package database or ports INDEX. Match in package name
             only.

     -t arg  Ignored (for compatibility).

     -w      Search with whatis.

     To disable an option, prefix it with a plus sign ('+') instead of a dash.

     If any of the -adPpw options are given (set or unset), no other or de-
     fault options are enabled.

     If "is" is specified on the command line, it will be ignored, allowing
     the fairly natural wtf is WTF and, for German users, wtf ist n8 usage.

     The following non-ASCII characters are understood and translated to their
     upper-case equivalents or whose case does not matter; if your search con-
     tains any other Unicode characters above U+007E, you may need to upper-
     case the search term yourself.
           ä ö ü ß ñ á é í ó ç è

ENVIRONMENT

     ACRONYMDB  The default acronym database may be overridden by setting the
                environment variable ACRONYMDB to the name of a file in the
                proper format (acronym[tab]meaning).

FILES

     /usr/share/misc/acronyms  default acronym database
     /usr/bin/dict             default search path for dictionary client
     /usr/local/bin/dict       standard search path for dictionary client
     /usr/mpkg/bin/dict        extended search path for dictionary client
     /usr/ports/INDEX          default ports index file on BSD.

SEE ALSO

     whatis(1)

     https://www.mirbsd.org/wtf.htm - online acronym database query

     https://www.mirbsd.org/acronyms - live updated acronym database

     https://github.com/othyro/wtfubar - another fork of NetBSD's acronyms

HISTORY

     wtf first appeared in NetBSD 1.5. It then was ported to MirOS #0, actual-
     ly being the very reason for MirOS to exist. Initially, wtf only
     translated acronyms; functionality to look up the meaning of terms in
     other sources was added later. Option processing was added in MirOS #11.

CAVEATS

     The acronym database is a line-based file consisting of the upper-cased
     (see above) search term, an ASCII HT character, and the definition. The
     file must be sorted ASCIIbetically for the first column.

FEEDBACK

     Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.org> maintains wtf and the acronym database;
     please send any suggestions to him.

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