Bug 223522

Summary: `whatis .’ returns random results
Product: Base System Reporter: Wolfram Schneider <wosch>
Component: binAssignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me    
Priority: ---    
Version: CURRENT   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Wolfram Schneider freebsd_committer 2017-11-08 10:47:52 UTC
Running whatis for the single character “a” works fine:

$ whatis a
a.out(5) - format of executable binary files

But running whatis with a single dot returns random results. It includes “a.out”, but many manpages which don’t have a ‘.’ in the name

$ whatis  . | head -8
whatis .|head -8
c++filt(1) - decode C++ symbols
w(1) - display who is logged in and what they are doing
config.guess-2.69(1) - guess the build system triplet
config.sub-2.69(1) - validate and canonicalize a configuration triplet
ifnames-2.69(1) - Extract CPP conditionals from a set of files
a.out(5) - format of executable binary files
rtld, ld-elf.so.1, ld.so(1) - run-time link-editor
gittutorial-2(7) - A tutorial introduction to Git: part two