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MANPATH(1)		      Manual pager utils		    MANPATH(1)

       manpath - determine search path for manual pages

       manpath [-qgdc] [-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 hier
       archy 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	users

       -q, --quiet
	      Do not issue warnings.

       -d, --debug
	      Produce 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

       -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  systems  manual
	      hierarchies, this option can be used to include them in the out
	      put of manpath.  To include NewOSs 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
	      tems  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	deter
	      mined from the content of the configuration files.  If the colon
	      comes at the end of the value in the variable, then  the	deter
	      mined  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  System configuration file.

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

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

2.4.3				  2005-07-03			    MANPATH(1)

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