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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/man_db.conf) and the user's envi-

       -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
	      hierarchies, this option can be used to include them in the out-
	      put 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  sys-
	      tem'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

       -?, --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
	      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/man_db.conf	 man-db configuration file.

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

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

2.6.3				  2012-09-17			    MANPATH(1)