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Beginning Mac OS® X Programming by Drew McCormack, Michael Trent

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1.7. Exercises

  1. The apropos command returns a list of manual pages that match one or more keywords. Try entering the following commands into Terminal:

    1. apropos copy

    2. apropos copy file

    3. apropos "copy file"

    Which of these commands provides the best result?

  2. You have seen how you can use man to read the online help for a specific command. Type man man into Terminal and read about what man is capable of. For example, what does man -k "copy file" do?

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