We encourage you to visit the EMBOSS web pages at
http://emboss.sourceforge.net/ where you will find information on the various applications EMBOSS has to offer. There is also a manual built in to EMBOSS known as tfm.
We can use this program to see the manual entries for each program in EMBOSS. Let's look at the entry for the program wossname.
unix % tfm wossname
Displays a program's help documentation manual EMBOSS: wossname _________________________________________________________________ Program wossname Function Finds programs by keywords in their one-line documentation Description This allows a user to search for keywords or parts of words in the brief documentation (as displayed by a program when it first starts). The program name and the brief description is output. If no words to search for are specified, then details of all the EMBOSS programs are output. The program has been written on the assumption that most people will use it to quickly find the name of a program based on that program's description, so the output goes to the screen by default. This program may find some use in automatically generating lists of EMBOSS programs and their groups for Web pages. Usage Here are some sample sessions with wossname. Search for programs with 'restrict' in their description % wossname restrict Display a listing of programs in their groups --More--(8%)
The program displays the contents of the manual page by page, and you can move onto the next page by using the space bar. This behaviour may be turned off using the -nomore option.