What is the fastest way to lookup info on a program that is not currently installed?
Today I needed Ubuntu to remind me about some event, and I though that Ubuntu could be as smart as Google's
I'm Feeling Lucky button. But unfortunately, that didn't work:
$ remind The program 'remind' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install remind $ man remind No manual entry for remind $ help remind bash: help: no help topics match `remind'. Try `help help' or `man -k remind' or `info remind'.
Before installing I expected to check is remind is really what I need.
info remind didn't help (no need to show it at all).
man -k was not tool helpful either:
$ man -k remind calendar (1) - reminder service
And digging about what does it
man -k mean was not successful too:
-k, --apropos equivalent to apropos
So, how do you find needed apps from command line?