apropos in Mac OS X

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Search the whatis database for strings.

Syntax
      apropos keyword ...

The whatis database is a set of database files containing short descriptions of system commands for keywords. apropos searches this database and displays the result on standard output.

Examples

List all the man(1) and man(8) commands 
$ apropos ' ' | egrep '\(1\)|\(8\)'


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