BSD 2.11 - man page for apropos (bsd section 1)
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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 documenta-
tion for it. Try `apropos format' and then `man 3s printf' to get the manual on the sub-
Apropos is actually just the -k option to the man(1) command.
/usr/man/whatis data base
man(1) , whatis(1) , catman(8)
7th Edition June 5, 1986 APROPOS(1)
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