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whatis /usr/bin/* 2> /dev/null | less
Just realized how needless the 'ls' has been... This version is also multilingual, since there is no need to grep for a special key word ("nothing"/"nichts"/"rien"/"nada"...). And it makes use of all the available horizontal space.
Sample Output
acpi (1)             - zeigt den Batterieladestand und andere ACPI Informationen an
apropos (1)          - Suche in Handbuchseiten und deren Kurzbeschreibungen
apt-cache (8)        - den APT-Zwischenspeicher abfragen
apt-cdrom (8)        - APT-CD-ROM-Verwaltungswerkzeug
apt-config (8)       - APT-Konfigurationsabfrageprogramm
apt-extracttemplates (1) - Hilfsprogramm zum Extrahieren der debconf-Konfiguration und Schablonen von Debian-Paketen
apt-ftparchive (1)   - Hilfsprogramm zum Generieren von Indexdateien
apt-get (8)          - APT-Werkzeug f?r den Umgang mit Paketen - - Befehlszeilenschnittstelle
aptitude (8)         - Benutzerschnittstelle f?r den Paketmanager
aptitude-curses (8)  - Benutzerschnittstelle f?r den Paketmanager
apt-key (8)          - APT-Schl?sselverwaltungsdienstprogramm
apt-mark (8)         - ein Paket als automatisch installiert markieren oder diese Markierung entfernen
apt-sortpkgs (1)     - Werkzeug zum Sortieren von Paketindexdateien
cancel (1)           - Auftr?ge abbrechen
catman (8)           - erzeugt oder aktualisiert vorformatierte Handbuchseiten
chage (1)            - ?ndert die Information zum Passwortverfall
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