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APROPOS(1)		FreeBSD	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
     descriptions 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)

FreeBSD	11.1		       January 15, 1991			  FreeBSD 11.1

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