dwww-find [--program|--menu|--documentation|--docfile|--doc-base-list] [--skip=number] argument [...]


dwww-find is part of the dwww package, which provides access to on-line documentation on a Debian system via WWW.

dwww-find searches for a documentation related to a given program, for entries from Debian Documentation Menu, or at least for documents registered with doc-base. It returns a HTML-formatted document with search results.



Search for documentation (man pages, info files, etc.) related to program specified by argument.


Search for entries in Debian Documentation Menu pages generated by dwww-build-menu(8).


Search in documentation files registered with doc-base. It uses search++(1) for searching.


Search for documentation for package, which contains the file specified by the argument. The file must be located in or below a directory that has been allowed by the system administrator; see dwww(7) for more info.


Show list of registerered doc-base files for given argument, which should be specified as format/document-id, where document-id is an identificator of registered doc-base document, and format is a name of format (e.g. text or pdf) registered by the document, for which the list list is to be generated.


Works only with --documentation. Skip number of search results.

When no options are specified, --program is assumed.



Configuration file for dwww.

RELATED TO dwww-find…

dwww(7), dwww-quickfind(8), dwww-build-menu(8), dwww-index++(8), search++(1), Debian doc-base Manual in /usr/share/doc/doc-base/doc-base.html/index.html.


Lars Wirzenius. Robert Luberda.

See dwww(7) for copyrights and stuff.