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       manpath - determine search path for manual pages


       manpath [-qgdchV] [-m system[,...]] [-C file]


       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 configuration file - (/etc/manpath.config)  and  the  user's


       -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

       -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
              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 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

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

       -V, --version
              Display version information.


              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.


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


       apropos(1), whatis(1), man(1).


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       Colin Watson (