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APROPOS(1)		   OpenBSD Reference Manual		    APROPOS(1)

     apropos - locate commands by keyword lookup

     apropos [-C file] [-M path] [-m path] [-S subsection] [-s section]
	     keyword ...

     apropos shows which manual pages contain instances of any of the given
     keyword(s) in their title line.  Each word is considered separately and
     case of letters is ignored.  Words which are part of other words are
     considered; when looking for ``compile'', apropos will also list all
     instances of ``compiler''.

     If the line output by apropos starts ``name (section) ...'', you can
     enter ``man section name'' to get its documentation.

     The options are as follows:

     -C file  Specify an alternative configuration file in man.conf(5) format.

     -M path  Override the list of standard directories apropos searches for a
	      database named whatis.db.	 The supplied path must be a colon
	      (`:') separated list of directories.  This search path may also
	      be set using the environment variable MANPATH.

     -m path  Augment the list of standard directories apropos searches for
	      its database.  The supplied path must be a colon (`:') separated
	      list of directories.  These directories will be searched before
	      the standard directories, or the directories supplied with the
	      -M option or the MANPATH environment variable.

     -S subsection
	      Restrict the search to pages for the specified machine
	      architecture.  By default, pages for all architectures are

     -s section
	      Restrict the search to the specified section of the manual.  By
	      default, pages from all sections are shown.

     MANPATH  The standard search path used by man(1) may be overridden by
	      specifying a path in the MANPATH environment variable.  The
	      format of the path is a colon (`:') separated list of

     whatis.db	    name of the apropos database
     /etc/man.conf  default man(1) configuration file

     man(1), whatis(1), whereis(1), man.conf(5), makewhatis(8)

     The apropos command appeared in 3.0BSD.

OpenBSD 4.9		       December 24, 2008		   OpenBSD 4.9

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