September 4, 2008

An amazing but unknown Linux command: apropos

When working in Linux, I read lot of man pages for different commands while looking for some helpful information on how to use the command. But sometimes it’s hard to find a correct man page, because you have to know the exact man page’s name. Apropos is a man page searcher that works like a little google search on your Linux box and let you find a man page that you are looking for.

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I didn’t know about this amazing command while I haven’t found it in an article at http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/614