MANPATH(1) BSD General Commands Manual MANPATH(1)NAME
manpath -- display search path for manual pages
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.
The manpath utility constructs the manual path from two sources:
1. From each component of the user's PATH for the first of:
- 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.
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
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.
System configuration file.
Local configuration files.
SEE ALSO apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1), man.conf(5)BSD September 1, 2010 BSD
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APROPOS(1) BSD General Commands Manual APROPOS(1)NAME
apropos, whatis -- keyword search whatis documentation databases
apropos [-d] keyword ...
whatis [-d] keyword ...
The apropos utility searches a set of databases looking for documentation matching each keyword and displays the results. The whatis utility
does the same search but only on complete words.
-d Print extra debugging information.
The keyword is simply passed to grep(1) allowing for extended regular expression matches.
The following environment variables affect the execution of apropos:
MANLOCALES, MANPATH, PATH
Used to find the location of the whatis database files. See manpath(1) for additional information.
PAGER Program used to display files. If unset, more -s is used.
The apropos utility exits 0 if a keyword matched and 1 if no keywords are matched or no whatis databases are found.
SEE ALSO grep(1), makewhatis(1), man(1), manpath(1), man.conf(5)BSD September 1, 2010 BSD
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