MANPATH(1)                    Manual pager utils                    MANPATH(1)

       manpath - determine search path for manual pages

       manpath [-qgdc?V] [-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  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  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 system's manual hi-
              erarchies, 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 op-
              erating 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  en-
              vironment variable.

       -C file, --config-file=file
              Use  this  user  configuration  file  rather than the default of

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

              Print a short usage message and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version information.

              If $MANPATH is set, manpath displays its value rather  than  de-
              termining  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 de-
              termined  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.

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