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apropos
Authored by: zerologic on Apr 12, '02 09:46:47AM

in the terminal, type: apropos memory

You'll get the same list for everything appropriate. :)



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Authored by: robg on Apr 12, '02 10:54:52AM

apropos is the same as 'man -k', if I'm not mistaken -- the output is identical from both commands for any given keyword. Regardless of which version of the command is used, I still prefer to add the "grep" on the end to restrict the answers to programs which I can run, as opposed to all commands which contain the keyword.

-rob.



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Authored by: Doc_Gyneco on Apr 13, '02 02:08:56PM
Tks. This is a great tip for those of us who want to learn Unix the casual way. Being the lazy type, I dropped the following in my aliases.mine:
alias whatisit 'man -k !* | grep
Now I simply type in terminal %whatisit memory and tada!

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Re: Clones...
Authored by: ldeck on Apr 14, '02 08:48:12PM

Hi there,

that doesn't work.

Your missing a closing quotation - and grep hasn't been given any conditions.

so,
alias whatever 'man -k -' gives the result of typing man -k searchstring at the prompt.

alias whatever 'man -k - | grep' gives the same result as above - no conditions for grep...

alias whatever 'man -k - | grep /(1' says that there are too many ('s

why?



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Re: Clones...
Authored by: ldeck on Apr 14, '02 09:04:08PM

Hehe - had the slash the wrong way....

alias manf 'man -k !* | grep (1' does the trick.



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Authored by: Doc_Gyneco on Apr 15, '02 11:12:43PM
Sorry I missed the end of the code at the end of my post (gobbled by my html tags):
alias whatisit 'man -k !* | grep (1'
Hope nobody scratched his head too long on that one, sorry!

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