APROPOS(1) General Commands Manual APROPOS(1)NAME
apropos - locate commands by keyword lookup
apropos keyword ...
Apropos shows which manual sections contain instances of any of the given keywords in their title. Each word is considered separately and
case of letters is ignored. Words which are part of other words are considered; thus, when looking for compile, apropos will find all
instances of `compiler' also. Try
If the line starts `name(section) ...' you can do `man section name' to get the documentation for it. Try `apropos format' and then `man
3s printf' to get the manual on the subroutine printf.
Apropos is actually just the -k option to the man(1) command.
/usr/man/whatis data base
SEE ALSO man(1), whatis(1), catman(8)AUTHOR
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APROPOS(1) BSD General Commands Manual APROPOS(1)NAME
apropos, whatis -- keyword search whatis documentation databases
apropos [-d] keyword ...
whatis [-d] keyword ...
The apropos utility searches a set of databases looking for documentation matching each keyword and displays the results. The whatis utility
does the same search but only on complete words.
-d Print extra debugging information.
The keyword is simply passed to grep(1) allowing for extended regular expression matches.
The following environment variables affect the execution of apropos:
MANLOCALES, MANPATH, PATH
Used to find the location of the whatis database files. See manpath(1) for additional information.
PAGER Program used to display files. If unset, more -s is used.
The apropos utility exits 0 if a keyword matched and 1 if no keywords are matched or no whatis databases are found.
SEE ALSO grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1), manpath(1), man.conf(5)BSD September 1, 2010 BSD
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