Looking for an old ap

Back in version 9 something or maybe 10 something was an application called WTF. It took a application file name as an argument and returned a short description of that app. Besides driving Windose users batty it was rather handy in a lot of cases.

What ever happened to it? Is it still available?

Search for “wtf” on Software.openSUSE.org gives:

wtf
home:davjam79:console/openSUSE_11.2
The utility displays the expansion of the acronyms
specified on the command line.

The description does not look like yours, are you sure about the app name?

Manpage here.

Cheers.

montana suse user wrote:
> returned a short description of that app.

i don’t remember it that way…but, there is a similarly useful
capability built into Google/Linux <http://www.google.com/linux> :wink:

a search on most any application, executable or built-in/core
utilities will return a short description of the app as well as the
organizational source…most often the first on Google’s list, see:

man http://www.google.com/linux?q=man
wtf http://www.google.com/linux?q=wtf
top http://www.google.com/linux?q=top
atop http://www.google.com/linux?q=atop
iotop http://www.google.com/linux?q=iotop
ftp http://www.google.com/linux?q=ftp
cp http://www.google.com/linux?q=cp



etc…enjoy :wink:


palladium

Looking at the man page, it appears to be what I was talking about. I tried using yast to install with no luck. I tried the “One Click” install with no luck. I guess it’s time to download the source and try to figure out how to compile and install it that way. I’ve been putting that off for years, so perhaps it’s time. Is there a step by step tutorial someplace that I could use?

Hi
Just looked at the source, there is just a binary blob and the acronyms
database. If you want I can package up for you?


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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Hi
Found it in the standard install, it’s part of bsd-games, just use YaST
software installer and search on it, or from the command line;


sudo zypper in bsd-games


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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Done! Thanks so much!