For example, say I'm trying to find the command that displays the routing table (like
route) or to run a
traceroute, but I don't actually know the commands that accomplish this. My understanding is that I should be able to use
man -k [word], but it never seems to work: if I do
man -k route on Scientific Linux 6.1, I get no results, even though I would expect it to return anything that includes the word "route" in it!
Unfortunately, when I search for the answer to this, it's confounded by people explaining the
find command for a file search.