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From the 'whereis' man pages on my Debian/GNU Linux I see:

       -u     Search  for  unusual entries.  A file is said to be unusual
              if it does not have one entry of each requested type.  Thus
              `whereis  -m  -u  *'  asks  for  those files in the current
              directory which have no documentation.

so I did:

root@wheezy:~# cd /bin
root@wheezy:/bin# whereis -um *

and i get those lines:

...
kmod:
login: /usr/share/man/man3/login.3.gz /usr/share/man/man1/login.1.gz
mkdir: /usr/share/man/man2/mkdir.2.gz /usr/share/man/man1/mkdir.1.gz
mknod: /usr/share/man/man2/mknod.2.gz /usr/share/man/man1/mknod.1.gz
mktemp: /usr/share/man/man3/mktemp.3.gz /usr/share/man/man1/mktemp.1.gz
mount: /usr/share/man/man8/mount.8.gz /usr/share/man/man2/mount.2.gz
ntfsck:
ntfsdump_logfile:
...

I understand it correctly shows kmod, ntfsck, and ntfsdump_logfile, etc. for not having man pages, but why it shows the other ones? Didn't I ask correctly for the one without man pages?

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Actually, you asked for the ones without man pages to be included, but not for the ones with man pages to be excluded. This is why whereis provides you with a combined list.

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