(BSD) locate commands by keyword lookup
/usr/ucb/apropos keyword . . .
apropos finds manual pages that contain any of the given
keywords in their short descriptions.
apropos considers each word separately and is case-insensitive.
Words which are part of other words are matched;
thus, when looking for ``compile,''
apropos also finds all instances of ``compiler''.
apropos sorts its output alphabetically by command name.
apropos is equivalent to running
with the -k option.
The system administrator can add local manual pages to the
keyword database using
individual section keyword databases
master merged keyword database used by apropos
To list all the commands that have ``password'' in their description:
To list all the commands that have either ``password'' or
``editor'' in their description:
apropos password editor
If the output of apropos begins with
you can display the man page by entering:
man section file
For example, the command apropos search
might find the following entry:
grep, egrep (1) - search a file for a pattern
Enter man 1 grep to display the manual page for the
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