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MANPATH(1)                              Manual pager utils                             MANPATH(1)

NAME
       manpath - determine search path for manual pages

SYNOPSIS
       manpath [-qgdc?V] [-m system[,...]] [-C file]

DESCRIPTION
       If $MANPATH is set, manpath will simply display its contents and issue a warning.  If not,
       manpath will determine a suitable manual  page  hierarchy  search  path  and  display  the
       results.

       The colon-delimited path is determined using information gained from the man-db configura‐
       tion file - (/etc/manpath.config) and the user's environment.

OPTIONS
       -q, --quiet
              Do not issue warnings.

       -d, --debug
              Print debugging information.

       -c, --catpath
              Produce a catpath as opposed to a manpath.  Once the manpath  is  determined,  each
              path element is converted to its relative catpath.

       -g, --global
              Produce  a manpath consisting of all paths named as `global' within the man-db con‐
              figuration file.

       -m system[,...], --systems=system[,...]
              If this system has access to other  operating  system's  manual  hierarchies,  this
              option  can  be  used to include them in the output of manpath.  To include NewOS's
              manual page hierarchies use the option -m NewOS.

              The system specified can be a  combination  of  comma  delimited  operating  system
              names.   To include the native operating system's manual page hierarchies, the sys‐
              tem name man must be included in the argument string.  This  option  will  override
              the $SYSTEM environment variable.

       -C file, --config-file=file
              Use this user configuration file rather than the default of ~/.manpath.

       -?, --help
              Print a help message and exit.

       --usage
              Print a short usage message and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version information.

ENVIRONMENT
       MANPATH
              If  $MANPATH  is  set, manpath displays its value rather than determining it on the
              fly.  If $MANPATH is prefixed by a  colon,  then  the  value  of  the  variable  is
              appended  to  the  list determined from the content of the configuration files.  If
              the colon comes at the end of the value in the variable, then the  determined  list
              is  appended to the content of the variable.  If the value of the variable contains
              a double colon (::), then the determined list is inserted  in  the  middle  of  the
              value, between the two colons.

       SYSTEM If  $SYSTEM is set, it will have the same effect as if it had been specified as the
              argument to the -m option.

FILES
       /etc/manpath.config  man-db configuration file.

SEE ALSO
       apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)

AUTHOR
       Wilf. (G.Wilford@ee.surrey.ac.uk).
       Fabrizio Polacco (fpolacco@debian.org).
       Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org).

2.7.5                                       2015-11-06                                 MANPATH(1)

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