MirOS Manual: wtf(1)

WTF(1)                       BSD Reference Manual                       WTF(1)


     wtf - translates acronyms for you


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


     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

     -t arg  Ignored (for compatibility).

     -w      Search with whatis (default).

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

     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.


     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).


     /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.



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

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


     wtf first appeared in NetBSD 1.5. It then was ported to MirOS #0, actual-
     ly being the very reason for MirOS to exist. Option processing was added
     in MirOS #11.


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

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