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apropos, whatis - search the whatis database

 

NAME

      apropos, whatis - search the whatis database
 

SYNOPSIS

      apropos keyword ...
      whatis keyword ...
 

DESCRIPTION

      The apropos utility searches a set of database files containing short
      descriptions of system commands for keywords and displays the result on
      the standard output.  The whatis utility displays only complete word
      matches.
 
      The keyword really is an extended regular expression, please read grep(1)
      manual page for more information about its format.
 

ENVIRONMENT

      PATH, MANPATH, MANLOCALES
             Used in finding the whatis database files.  See manpath(1).
 
      PAGER  Command used to page the output.  The default is more -s.
      The apropos utility exits 0 on success, and 1 if no keyword matched.
      grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1)
 

Sections

Based on BSD UNIX
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.