I am trying to search for keyword in manual pages, but it doesn't work here.

$ man -k syslog
Syslog: nothing appropriate.

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After installing new packages, their documentation (man pages) are installed but not yet loaded into the man pages search database. So, you should run


to generate or refresh the search database for manpage entries.

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