vos_apropos - Displays each help entry containing a keyword string


vos apropos -topic <help string> [-help]

vos ap -t <help string> [-h]


The vos apropos command displays the first line of the online help entry for any vos command that has in its name or short description the string specified by the -topic argument.

To display the syntax for a command, use the vos help command.


-topic <help string>

Specifies the keyword string to match. Use lowercase letters only, except for the acronym VLDB. If the string is more than a single word, surround it with double quotes ("") or other delimiters.


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


The first line of a command's online help entry names it and briefly describes its function. This command displays the first line for any vos command where the string specified with the -topic argument is part of the command name or first line.


The following command displays all vos commands that include the word lock in their names or short descriptions:

   % vos apropos lock
   lock: lock VLDB entry for a volume
   unlock: release lock on VLDB entry for a volume
   unlockvldb: unlock all the locked entries in the VLDB




vos(1), vos_help(1)


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