APROPOS(1) BSD General Commands Manual APROPOS(1)NAME
apropos, whatis — search the whatis database
SYNOPSISapropos keyword ...
whatis keyword ...
DESCRIPTIONapropos searches a set of database files containing short descriptions of
system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard out‐
put. 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.
The apropos utility exits 0 on success, and 1 if no keyword matched.
SEE ALSOgrep(1), man(1), makewhatis(8)BSD January 15, 1991 BSD