Re: debian-user-digest Digest V99 #802
It's not exactly what you are looking for nor perfect but man -k keyword or
man --apropos keyword already is similar to what your describing.
>> I will try to be explain.
>> I am sitting in my imaginary system administrators office. One by one
>> users come in and ask the same basic question; "What application can I
>> use to do foo". I should remember everyone of the thousands of programs
>> on the system. After all I did install them. But I really can't. I am
>> just to stupid. Wouldn't it be nice if I could tell the following to
>> everyone to type "command keyword" or "command string", and a list of
>> applications related to that keyword or string would be provided.
>> Perhaps the location of documentation could also be listed.
>> This way when I am trying to convince a friend that Linux is better than
>> MS and they ask "but, can it do foo?", I can do a search and quickly and
>> easily say yes try any of these applications to do foo. Personally I
>> have sometimes found an application on the system long after I actually
>> needed or wanted it. Much time is wasted in needless frustration.