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Day 43: $ apropos

ODOC: bala@bala:~ /home$ apropos
search the manual page names and descriptions. This command searches a keyword in a command description text.
Therefore it is easy to find out what commands are related to keywords when using that as a keyword

Ex: $ apropos partition
addpart (8) – simple wrapper around the "add partition" ioctl
all-swaps (7) – event signalling that all swap partitions have been ac…
cfdisk (8) – Curses/slang based disk partition table manipulator fo…
delpart (8) – simple wrapper around the "del partition" ioctl
fdisk (8) – Partition table manipulator for Linux
mpartition (1) – partition an MSDOS hard disk
partprobe (8) – inform the OS of partition table changes
partx (8) – telling the kernel about presence and numbering of on-…
sfdisk (8) – Partition table manipulator for Linux

This command searches a keyword in a command description text.
Therefore it is easy to find out what commands are related to
partitions when using partition as a keyword:

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