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Section: Manual pager utils (1)
Updated: 2022-03-17
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NAME

manpath - determine search path for manual pages  

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 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 environment.  

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 catpath.
-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 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 ~/.manpath.
-?, --help
Print a help message and exit.
--usage
Print a short usage message and exit.
-V, --version
Display version information.
 

ENVIRONMENT

MANPATH
If $MANPATH is set, manpath displays its value rather than determining it on the fly.

See the SEARCH PATH section of manpath(5) for the default behaviour and details of how this environment variable is handled.

SYSTEM
If $SYSTEM is set, it will have the same effect as if it had been specified as the argument to the -m option.
 

FILES

/etc/manpath.config
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).
 

BUGS

https://gitlab.com/cjwatson/man-db/-/issues
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=man-db


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
BUGS

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