On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 01:22:10PM -0500, Joshua Barnickol wrote:
> I'm running gentoo with the kernel and a pretty standard setup. 
> I can't get apropos to work. When I use man with the -k switch, (or 
> apropos) as in
> $man -k string
> I always get 'nothing appropriate'
> I have the $MANPATH set correctly so I'm out of ideas. Anyone have any 
> ideas for a fix, or can you link me to more info on how man pages work? 
> Or is there a better way to search for names of apps/tools? I never 
> realized how often I search those things. I guess I'm very forgetful 
> when it comes to names of open source tools. 
> Thanks,
> Josh
> Oh, and good call on the shirt Ross. I think we all prefer black 
> anyway, at least until they invent a darker color (which I'm sure we 
> would hear about on slashdot)

Sounds like you may need to run mandb?


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