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NAME

apropos, whatis - search the whatis database

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Environment
Exit Status
See Also

SYNOPSIS

apropos keyword ... whatis keyword ...

DESCRIPTION

apropos searches a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard output. whatis displays only complete word matches.

keyword really is an extended regular expression, please read grep(1) manual page for more information about its format.

ENVIRONMENT

PATH, MANPATH, MANLOCALES
Used in finding the whatis database files. See manpath(1).
PAGER Command used to page the output. The default is more -s.

EXIT STATUS

The apropos utility exits 0 on success, and 1 if no keyword matched.

SEE ALSO

grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1)


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