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Sample Output
/etc/network/interfaces (5) [interfaces] - network interface configuration fo...
aecho (1)            - send AppleTalk Echo Protocol packets to network hosts
amanda (8)           - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
amanda-client.conf (5) - Client configuration file for Amanda, the Advanced M...
amanda.conf (5)      - Main configuration file for Amanda, the Advanced Maryl...
aseqnet (1)          - ALSA sequencer connectors over network
avahi-autoipd (8)    - IPv4LL network address configuration daemon
ctstat (8)           - unified linux network statistics
dhclient-script (8)  - DHCP client network configuration script
dund (1)             - BlueZ Bluetooth dial-up networking daemon
fping (8)            - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts
fping6 (8)           - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts
ifconfig (8)         - configure a network interface
ifdown (8)           - take a network interface down
ifup (8)             - bring a network interface up
interfaces (5)       - network interface configuration for ifup and ifdown
iwconfig (8)         - configure a wireless network interface
iwgetid (8)          - Report ESSID, NWID or AP/Cell Address of wireless network
iwpriv (8)           - configure optionals (private) parameters of a wireless...
jng (5)              - JPEG Network Graphics (JNG) sub-format
knetattach (1)       - KDE Network Wizard
lft (8)              - print the route packets trace to network host
lft.db (8)           - print the route packets trace to network host
libmng (3)           - Multiple-image Network Graphics (MNG) Reference Librar...
libpng (3)           - Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Reference Library 1.2....
lnstat (8)           - unified linux network statistics
mii-diag (8)         - Network adapter control and monitoring
mng (5)              - Multiple-image Network Graphics (MNG) format
mtr (8)              - a network diagnostic tool
nameif (8)           - name network interfaces based on MAC addresses
nbtscan (1)          - program for scanning networks for NetBIOS name informa...
netdevice (7)        - Low level access to Linux network devices
netstat (8)          - Print network connections, routing tables, interface s...
network-admin (1)    - Network Administration Tool
NetworkManager (8)   - network management daemon
NetworkManagerDispatcher (8) - daemon that runs commands in response to off/o...
networks (5)         - network name information
nm-tool (1)          - utility to report NetworkManager state
nm-vpn-properties (1) - Network management framework
nmap (1)             - Network exploration tool and security / port scanner
nstat (8)            - network statistics tools.
ntpd (8)             - Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon
pabrowse (1)         - List PulseAudio sound servers on the network
ping (8)             - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
ping6 (8)            - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
png (5)              - Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format
rtacct (8)           - network statistics tools.
rtstat (8)           - unified linux network statistics
sane-net (5)         - SANE network backend
services (5)         - Internet network services list
slattach (8)         - attach a network interface to a serial line
smbtree (1)          - A text based smb network browser
tcpdump (8)          - dump traffic on a network
tcptraceroute (8)    - print the route packets trace to network host
tcptraceroute.db (8) - print the route packets trace to network host
tracepath (8)        - traces path to a network host discovering MTU along th...
tracepath6 (8)       - traces path to a network host discovering MTU along th...
traceproto (8)       - print the route packets trace to network host
traceproto.db (8)    - print the route packets trace to network host
traceroute (8)       - print the route packets trace to network host
traceroute-nanog (8) - print the route packets trace to network host
traceroute-nanog.db (8) - print the route packets trace to network host
traceroute.db (8)    - print the route packets trace to network host
traceroute6 (8)      - traces path to a network host
traceroute6.db (8)   - print the route packets trace to network host
traceroute6.iputils (8) - traces path to a network host
tracert (8)          - print the route packets trace to network host
tracert.db (8)       - print the route packets trace to network host
wget (1)             - The non-interactive network downloader.
wireshark (1)        - Interactively dump and analyze network traffic

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By: shaiss
2009-09-25 15:05:33

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I like this, though I would filter out some man sections - like (3) since those are code libraries. apropos has a flag for this but unfortunately it can only look in one section and not multiple sections.
tehmasp · 371 weeks and 5 days ago

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