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APROPOS(1) 									         APROPOS(1) 

NAME
       apropos - locate commands by keyword lookup

SYNOPSIS
       apropos keyword ...

DESCRIPTION
       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

	      apropos password

       and

	      apropos editor

       If the line starts `name(section) ...' you can do `man section name' to get the documenta-
       tion  for it.  Try `apropos format' and then `man 3s printf' to get the manual on the sub-
       routine printf.

       Apropos is actually just the -k option to the   man(1)  command.

FILES
       /usr/man/whatis		data base

SEE ALSO
         man(1) ,   whatis(1) ,   catman(8) 

AUTHOR
       William Joy

7th Edition				   June 5, 1986 			         APROPOS(1)
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