Inverted manpages? - programs listed by function?

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Jul 19 17:08:09 UTC 2006

Freddie Cash wrote:

> On Wed, July 19, 2006 7:00 am, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> To a (limited) degree, that's what apropos does - a program that's
>> been around since the dawn of Unix (approximately).  Admittedly, it
>> only works for programs you already have installed - but so does
>> "man".
> Apropos is a synonym for "man -k".  They do the same thing (except man
> -k is a lot easier to type).

Doh!  I guess I never learned that because "apropos" is easier to type
(honestly :-) ).

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