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apropos(1)						      General Commands Manual							apropos(1)

       apropos - locate commands by keyword lookup

       apropos keyword...

       The  command shows which manual sections contain instances of any of the given keywords in their title.	Each word is considered separately
       and the case of letters is ignored.  Words that are part of other words are listed.  Thus, looking for the word compile hits all  instances
       of `compiler' also.

       If the line starts `name(section) ...' you can do `man section name' to get the documentation for it.  The following command line lists all
       commands that have to do with formatting:
       apropos format

       To then access the reference page for the printf subroutine that you see listed, type:
       man 3s printf

       The command is actually just the -k option to the command.

       /usr/lib/whatis		data base

See Also
       man(1), whatis(1), catman(8)


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APROPOS(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						APROPOS(1)

apropos, whatis -- keyword search whatis documentation databases SYNOPSIS
apropos [-d] keyword ... whatis [-d] keyword ... DESCRIPTION
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. ENVIRONMENT
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. DIAGNOSTICS
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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