Get full from half remembered commands

apropos <part_rember> | less
Show all commands having the part known by you. Eg: apropos pdf | less
Sample Output
apropos pdf | less


acroread (1)         - Adobe PDF Viewer for viewing PDF files on X Window System.
dvipdf (1)           - Convert TeX DVI file to PDF using ghostscript and dvips
evince-thumbnailer (1) - create png thumbnails from PostScript and PDF documents
foomatic-ppdfile (1) - Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo
ghostscript (1)      - Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer)
gs (1)               - Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer)
gsnd (1)             - Run ghostscript (PostScript and PDF engine) without display
pdf2dsc (1)          - generate a PostScript page list of a PDF document
pdf2ps (1)           - Ghostscript PDF to PostScript translator
pdffonts (1)         - Portable Document Format (PDF) font analyzer (version 3.00)
pdfimages (1)        - Portable Document Format (PDF) image extractor (version 3.00)
pdfinfo (1)          - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor (version 3.00)
pdfopt (1)           - Ghostscript PDF Optimizer
pdftohtml (1)        - program to convert pdf files into html, xml and png images
pdftoppm (1)         - Portable Document Format (PDF) to Portable Pixmap (PPM) converter (version 3.00)
pdftops (1)          - Portable Document Format (PDF) to PostScript converter (version 3.00)
pdftotext (1)        - Portable Document Format (PDF) to text converter (version 3.00)
ps2ascii (1)         - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII
ps2pdf (1)           - Convert PostScript to PDF using ghostscript
ps2pdf12 (1)         - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.2 (Acrobat 3-and-later compatible) using ghostscript
ps2pdf13 (1)         - Convert PostScript to PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4-and-later compatible) using ghostscript
ps2pdf14 (1)         - Convert PostScript to PDF using ghostscript
ps2pdfwr (1)         - Convert PostScript to PDF without specifying CompatibilityLevel, using ghostscript
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By: totti
2011-08-19 19:34:57

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