Software Description Database


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Software Description Database

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Archie's database of names and short descriptions of many of the software packages, documents (like RFCs and educational material), and data files that are available via the Internet.
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By contrast, using the command "whatis" followed by a term of interest will provide a list of files that includes the search term in the software description database, a text description sometimes provided by the person who posted the file.

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