|APROPOS(1)||General Commands Manual||APROPOS(1)|
aproposshows which manual pages contain instances of any of the given keyword(s) in their title line. Each word is considered separately and case of letters is ignored. Words which are part of other words are considered; when looking for “compile”,
aproposwill also list all instances of “compiler”.
If the line output by
name (section) ...”, you can enter
man section name” to get its
The options are as follows:
apropossearches for a database named whatis.db. The supplied path must be a colon (‘:’) separated list of directories. This search path may also be set using the environment variable
apropossearches for its database. The supplied path must be a colon (‘:’) separated list of directories. These directories will be searched before the standard directories, or the directories supplied with the
-Moption or the
MANPATHenvironment variable. The format of the path is a colon (‘:’) separated list of directories.
aproposcommand first appeared in 2BSD.
-M option and the
MANPATH variable first appeared in
-S in OpenBSD 4.5.
aproposin February 1979.
|January 22, 2012||OpenBSD-5.1|