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MANPATH(1) 				Manual pager utils			         MANPATH(1) 

NAME
       manpath - determine search path for manual pages

SYNOPSIS
       manpath [-qgdchV] [-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 configura-
       tion 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 con-
	      figuration 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 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 sys-
	      tem 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.

       -h, --help
	      Print a help 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.  If $MANPATH is prefixed by a  colon,  then	the  value  of	the  variable  is
	      appended	to  the  list determined from the content of the configuration files.  If
	      the colon comes at the end of the value in the variable, then the  determined  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.

FILES
       /etc/manpath.config  man-db configuration file.

SEE ALSO
         apropos(1) ,   whatis(1) ,   man(1) .

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

2.6.0.2 				    2011-04-13				         MANPATH(1)
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