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APROPOS(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		    APROPOS(1)

NAME
     apropos, whatis --	search the whatis database

SYNOPSIS
     apropos keyword ...
     whatis keyword ...

DESCRIPTION
     The apropos utility searches a set	of database files containing short de-
     scriptions	of system commands for keywords	and displays the result	on the
     standard output.  The whatis utility displays only	complete word matches.

     The 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)

BSD			       January 15, 1991				   BSD

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