Apple Mac OS X FAQ
Friday, December 05, 2003
Changing IP Addresses on your Server
READ THIS LINK FROM APPLE.
There's a command called "apropos" that searches all the man(ual) pages for keywords, and voila, a list of appropriate commands appear.
BUT - OS X's "apropos" doesn't work until you establish a "whatis" database.
1) Start a terminal session and get into su mode (root).
2) Type the follow line exactly:
3) Wait several seconds for the root prompt to appear, and quit the terminal session.
Now, you can start a terminal session as yourself, and the "apropos" command will work. For more information about apropos, type "man apropos".