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APROPOS(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    APROPOS(1)

NAME
     apropos, whatis --	keyword	search whatis documentation databases

SYNOPSIS
     apropos [-d] keyword ...
     whatis [-d] keyword ...

DESCRIPTION
     The apropos utility searches a set	of databases looking for documentation
     matching each keyword and displays	the results.  The whatis utility does
     the same search but only on complete words.

     -d	 Print extra debugging information.

     The keyword is simply passed to grep(1) allowing for extended regular
     expression	matches.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variables affect	the execution of apropos:

     MANLOCALES, MANPATH, PATH
	    Used to find the location of the whatis database files. See
	    manpath(1) for additional information.

     PAGER  Program used to display files.  If unset, more -s is used.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The apropos utility exits 0 if a keyword matched and 1 if no keywords are
     matched or	no whatis databases are	found.

SEE ALSO
     grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1), manpath(1), man.conf(5)

FreeBSD	9.2		       September 1, 2010		   FreeBSD 9.2

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