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APROPOS(1)		FreeBSD General Commands Manual 	    APROPOS(1)

NAME

apropos, whatis - search the whatis database

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 out- put. 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.

DIAGNOSTICS

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

SEE ALSO

grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1) FreeBSD 4.8 January 15, 1991 FreeBSD 4.8