Why Would Awk Be Running?

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I noticed my harddrive light going hard, so I sshed into my machine and expected to see updatedb running. I actually found awk running at 30% cpu. Why wuld awk be running for no appartent reason?

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what is in your cron tab?

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this was the cron job running, it is just weekly, so I have never noticed it

# this is part of the man package
# it updates the searchly database
# for manpages

/bin/nice /usr/sbin/makewhatis

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