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Manual Pages  — MANPATH

NAME

manpath – display search path for manual pages

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS


manpath [-Ldq]

DESCRIPTION

The manpath utility determines the user's manual search path from the user's PATH, and local configuration files. This result is echoed to the standard output.
-L
  Output manual locales list instead of the manual path.
-d
  Print extra debugging information.
-q
  Suppresses warning messages.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES

The manpath utility constructs the manual path from two sources:
  1. From each component of the user's PATH for the first of:
    pathname/man
    pathname/MAN
    If pathname ends with /bin: pathname/../man
    Note: Special logic exists to make /bin and /usr/bin look in /usr/share/man for manual files.
  2. The configuration files listed in the FILES section for MANPATH entries.
The information from these locations is then concatenated together.

If the -L flag is set, the manpath utility will search the configuration files listed in the FILES section for MANLOCALE entries.

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables affect the execution of manpath:
MANLOCALES
  If set with the -L flag, causes the utility to display a warning and the value, overriding any other configuration found on the system.
MANPATH If set, causes the utility to display a warning and the value, overriding any other configuration found on the system.
PATH Influences the manual path as described in the IMPLEMENTATION NOTES.

FILES

/etc/man.conf
  System configuration file.
/usr/local/etc/man.d/*.conf
  Local configuration files.

SEE ALSO

apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1), man.conf(5)

MANPATH (1) September 1, 2010

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