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whatis (1)

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apropos, whatis - search the whatis database


apropos keyword ...
whatis keyword ...


apropos searches a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard output. whatis displays only complete word matches.

keyword really is a regular expression, please read grep(1) manual page for more information about its format.


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

See Also

grep(1) , makewhatis(1) , man(1)

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