Searching for apps in cygwin by keyword

DePriest, Jason R. jrdepriest@gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 15:08:00 GMT 2007


On Nov 3, 2007 2:06 AM, Thorsten Kampe <> wrote:
> * Hussein Patwa (Fri, 02 Nov 2007 21:59:14 +0000)
> > Of course there are lots of apps included in the cygwin distribution. My
> > question is, how does one search to find what apps are installed that
> > fulfill a certain purpose?
>
> apropos
>
>

If using that, don't forget to run /usr/sbin/makewhatis first

Jason@FROG-POND ~
$ apropos editor
editor: nothing appropriate

Jason@FROG-POND ~
$ /usr/sbin/makewhatis

Jason@FROG-POND ~
$ apropos editor
ed                   (1)  - text editor
psed                 (1)  - a stream editor
psed [s2p]           (1)  - a stream editor
red [ed]             (1)  - text editor
sed                  (1)  - stream editor for filtering and transforming text
vim                  (1)  - Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor

-Jason

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