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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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whatis

Synopsis

                  whatis 
                  keywords
               

Search the short manual page descriptions in the whatis database for each keyword and print a one-line description to standard output for each match. Like apropos, except that it searches only for complete words. Equivalent to man -f.

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