whatis

Search the whatis database for complete words.

Syntax
      whatis keyword ...

The whatis database is a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords.

The whatis command searches this database and displays the result on standard output.

Examples

List all the man(1) commands
$ export LC_ALL='C'
$ whatis ' ' | egrep '\(1\)'|sort


“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it” ~ George Moore

Related macOS commands:

apropos - Search the whatis database for strings.


 
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