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Re: Commands Manual

Gertjan Klein wrote:
> Remco Blaakmeer <remco@Cal011205.student.utwente.nl> wrote:
>  > I think his needs are far more basic than that. He seems to be wanting a
>  > list of utility-names, as most first-time Linux users (including me) want.
>  > There are not many things more frustrating than thinking "I know it can be
>  > done, but I don't know how and I don't even know with what utility, so I
>  > don't know what man page to look at" -- if you have already discovered the
>  > very existance of the 'man' utility.
>   I remember in my early days of Linux trying to create such a list, by
> printing out a directory listing of /bin and /usr/bin, and running man
> for each of the files I found there.  I made a file (by hand!) with
> one-line descriptions for each program I found that way.  Imagine how I
> felt when I heard about apropos!
>   To get an idea of what's available, the original poster may want to
> try something like:
> apropos -r '*' | awk '$2 ~ (1) {print}' | less
>   Gertjan.
> --
> Gertjan Klein <gklein@xs4all.nl>
> The Boot Control home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~gklein/bcpage.html
To get an idea of what's available, at a bash prompt hit
<tab> twice and then answer yes.


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