Search for words in man pages

To search for [words] in a man page:

apropos [words]

A shortcut for apropos:

man -k [words]

Use double quotes for exact phrases, with apropos and man alike:

apropos "an exact phrase"

No quotes for OR matching:

apropos any of these words

Very slow:

man -K [words]

Faster, as section [n] specified:

man [n] -K [words]

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