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Questions tagged [apropos]

Displays a list of all topics in the man pages that are related to the subject of a query.

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Commands suggested by apropos are not working

I was trying to look for encryption commands with apropos: apropos encrypt A lot of them don't work, for example: gpgsm, setkey, passwd2des etc. When I type them I just get: bash: command_name: ...
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A command's output and its symbolic link's output do not match

I am using RASPBIAN on my raspberry pi. I find out that the command "apropos" is a symbolic link of the command "wahtis". However, the output of those commands do not match when used with the same ...
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man -k returns no results [duplicate]

I was following a tutorial and thought why not...let me brush up on the man command...and low and behold I learned a few things after years working with different flavours of Unix. On my RHEL7 ...
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How can apropos find emacs?

Funny thing is, after 25 years of hearing what apropos can do -- 25 years ago I didn't understand what it can do -- yesterday I just found that it is for making suggestions for what tools or command ...