apropos(1)							   apropos(1)



NAME
  apropos - Locates reference pages by keyword

SYNOPSIS

  apropos keyword ...

  The apropos command shows which reference pages contain instances of any of
  the given keywords in their purpose lines.

FLAGS

  keyword ...
	 Specifies the word(s) for which apropos should search.

DESCRIPTION

  In looking for keywords, apropos considers each word separately and ignores
  the case of letters. Words that are part of other words are also con-
  sidered; thus, when looking for the word compile, apropos will also find
  all instances of compiler.

  If the output of the apropos command begins with a name and reference sec-
  tion number, you can enter man section name.	For example, if the output of
  the apropos command is make(1u), you can enter man 1u make to obtain the
  reference page on System V version of the make command.

  The apropos command works just like the man command with the -k flag.

EXAMPLES

  To find reference pages with the keyword password in the purpose line,
  enter:

       apropos password


FILES

  /usr/share/man/whatis
	      Keyword database.

RELATED INFORMATION

  Commands:  man(1), whatis(1), catman(8).