apropos - Locates reference pages by keyword
command shows which reference pages contain
instances of any of the given keywords in their purpose lines.
Specifies the word(s) for which
In looking for keywords, apropos considers each word separately and ignores the case of letters. Words that are part of other words are also considered; 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 section 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.
command works just like the
command with the
To find reference pages with the keyword password in the purpose line, enter: apropos password
Commands: man(1), whatis(1), catman(8)