APROPOS(1) MidnightBSD General Commands Manual APROPOS(1)

NAME

apropos, whatis — search the whatis database

SYNOPSIS

apropos keyword ...
whatis
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. whatis displays only complete word matches.

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.

EXIT STATUS

The apropos utility exits 0 on success, and 1 if no keyword matched.

SEE ALSO

grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1)

MidnightBSD 0.3 January 15, 1991 MidnightBSD 0.3