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The apropos command shows which reference pages contain instances of
any of the given keywords in their purpose lines.
Specifies the word(s) for which apropos should search.
In looking for keywords, apropos considers each word separately and
ignores the case of letters. Words that are part of other words are
also considered; 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
section 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.
To find reference pages with the keyword password in the purpose line,
enter: apropos password
Commands: man(1), whatis(1), catman(8)apropos(1)