locate commands by keyword lookup
apropos keyword ...
apropos finds manual pages that contain any of the given
keywords in their short descriptions.
apropos considers each keyword separately and is insensitive
Words which form part of other words are matched; when looking for
``compile'', apropos will also find all instances of ``compiler''.
apropos sorts its output alphabetically by command name.
Local manual pages can be added to the keyword database by the
for more details.
List all the commands that have ``password'' in their description:
List all the commands that have either ``password'' or ``editor''
in their description:
apropos password editor
The command apropos search may find the following entry:
grep (C) - Search a file for a pattern
Enter man C grep to display the manual page for the
apropos is not part of any currently supported standard;
it is an extension of AT&T System V provided by The
Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003