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Re: bin/47701: apropos doesn't work

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM, David Holland
<> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR bin/47701; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: David Holland <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: bin/47701: apropos doesn't work
> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:47:26 +0000
>  On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:41:44PM -0700, Tim Rightnour wrote:
>   > Also, a strange result, I get less results from "apropos -C8p de", than I 
> do
>   > from "apropos -C8p dev"
>   >
>   > I think some of the new matching code is really neat, but I'm completely
>   > confounded by what it does and doesn't find.
>  It's using a real text retrieval engine, so "de" is more likely to
>  find "locale" than "dev". This is a good thing.
>  However, I don't like the way it blithely only displays a few results.

But otherwise, the screen will be full of search results and that
won't look pretty as well :)

I think, it would be nice to add a message at the end of the output
like "showing 10 out of n matching results, use -p to view all
results" ?


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