Apropos replacement based on mandoc and SQLite's FTS
The best thing about NetBSD is that it ships with a lot of useful and helpful documentation which should obviate the need for looking for any outside help. However, there has been a lack of good search utility that would make this documentation easily available to the users. In the age of Google, it seems necessary to rethink this. This project aims to develop a replacement for apropos that provides full text search capabilities using the FTS engine of sqlite3.
The main objective of the project was to develop a replacement tool
for apropos(1) which would provide a better search experience. We often encounter
situations where we are faced with a problem whose solution is easily answered
somewhere in some man page but due to the lack of a search tool, we either turn
towards Google or seek the advice of an expert. The aim of this project was to
try to develop such a search tool, which would point the user towards the solution.
Check out my project page for more details.
Also see my blog.
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