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manpath


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 hier-
       archy search path and display the results.

       The  colon-delimited  path  is determined using information gained from
       the man-db configuration file - (/etc/man_db.conf) and the user's envi-
       ronment.


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  cat-
              path.

       -g, --global
              Produce  a  manpath  consisting  of  all paths named as `global'
              within the man-db configuration 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 out-
              put 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  sys-
              tem's  manual  page  hierarchies,  the  system  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.
              been specified as the argument to the -m option.


FILES

       /etc/man_db.conf  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).


2.6.3 2012-09-17 MANPATH(1)



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