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Old 10-07-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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search using description to get command?


I am new to linux. But I find Linux interesting to work with

Is there any command which takes description as command line parameter and gives me all the commands that I can use ?

something like this

$ tellme "How to copy files"
cp - copy files and directories
cp [OPTION]... --target-directory=DIRECTORY SOURCE...
-a, --archive
same as -dpR

make a backup of each existing destination file

-b like --backup but does not accept an argument


$tellme "how to search for files"
whereis - locate programs
whereis name [...]
slocate - Security Enhanced version of the GNU Locate
slocate [-qi] [-d <path>] [--database=<path>] <search string>
slocate [-i] [-r <regexp>] [--regexp=<regexp>].................

I may be wrong in the obove commands and description ..

the command must be something that intelligently searches the existing man pages and also is configurable (lets user to add his own commands and notes)..

Please let me know.

Old 10-07-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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I recommend the Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition for further reference.

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