apropos(1) apropos(1)

NAME apropos - search the whatis database for strings

SYNOPSIS apropos keyword ...

DESCRIPTION apropos searches a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard output.

AUTHOR John W. Eaton was the original author of man. Zeyd M. Ben-Halim released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3 thru 1.5p. Federico Lucifredi <flucifredi@acm.org> is the current maintainer.

SEE ALSO whatis(1), man(1).

September 19, 2005 apropos(1)