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apropos(1)							   apropos(1)



NAME

  apropos - Locates reference pages by keyword

SYNOPSIS

  apropos keyword...

  The apropos command shows which reference pages contain instances of any of
  the given keywords in	their purpose lines.

OPTIONS

  keyword ...
      Specifies	the word(s) for	which apropos should search.

DESCRIPTION

  In looking for keywords, apropos considers each word separately and ignores
  the case of letters. Words that are part of other words are also con-
  sidered; thus, when looking for the word compile, apropos will also find
  all instances	of compiler.

  If the output	of the apropos command begins with a name and reference	sec-
  tion number, you can enter man section name. For example, if the output of
  the apropos command is make(1u), you can enter man 1u	make to	obtain the
  reference page on System V version of	the make command.

  The apropos command works just like the man command with the -k option.

EXAMPLES

  To find reference pages with the keyword password in the purpose line,
  enter:

       apropos password

FILES

  /usr/share/man/whatis
      Keyword database.

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  man(1), whatis(1),	catman(8)