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 Handy commands for man pages
Author: Marco Steinbach 
Date:   10-08-03 15:48

Hi,

some very useful commands for easing the process of finding information on a specific keyword or for finding information related to a specific topic are apropos(1) and whatis(1).

Try "man apropos" for a short description of both commands.

Not related to the topic of this post, but since I'm at it right now:

A very, very hand command (at least to me, as english is not my native tongue) is look(1).

The look command helps me to find the correct spelling for words I frequently spell totally wrong.

Just supply the starting letters of the word in question to the look command, and it'll list any words it knows starting with these letters.

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