for newbies, how to get one line info about all /bin programs

ls -1 /bin | xargs -l1 whatis 2>/dev/null | grep -v "nothing appropriate"
Get simple description on each file from /bin dir, in list form, usefull for newbies.
Sample Output
sed (1p)             - stream editor
pwd (1)              - print name of current/working directory
mount (2)            - mount and unmount filesystems
ln (1)               - make links between files

By: stinger
2009-02-17 14:46:01

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