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Linux whatis command and definitions of some commands in /bin and /sbin directories

Linux whatis command searches the whatis database for complete words.
See some command descriptions from whatis database:
addpart (8) - simple wrapper around the add partition ioctl
agetty (8) - alternative Linux getty
arch (1) - print machine hardware name (same as uname -m)
arp (7) - Linux ARP kernel module
arp (8) - manipulate the system ARP cache
arping (8) - send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host
audispd (8) - an event multiplexor
auditctl (8) - a utility to assist controlling the kernel's audit system
auditd (8) - The Linux Audit daemon