'whatfor' is designed to help newcomers to the Linux system become better acquainted with the numerous files on their system. It is used like the 'ls' program but appends one-line descriptions to each of the files as they are listed if a matching entry exists in whatfor's 3500-name database.
The file link below downloads a tar file which when untarred (
tar xf whatfor.tar) produces three Red Hat Package manager (rpm) files:
Typically one does the following to install the Pentium binary:
rpm -Uvh whatfor-0.3.05-1.i586.rpm
The README contains the GNU License and installation instructions, and the man pages (whatfor and whatfor_db) have usage instructions and database format information.
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