whatis and apropos
Linux.com introduces us to whatis and apropos.
"Here's how they are related. Both whatis and apropos use the whatis database to help remember things like program names, functionality, and keywords. Typically, Linux distributions schedule a program called makewhatis to maintain the whatis database. It does this by reading all the man pages on your system and making sure all the programs and keywords found there are present in the database."
(Submitted by Noel Fri Feb 20, 2004 )
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