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MANPATH(1)              FreeBSD General Commands Manual             MANPATH(1)

NAME
     manpath -- determine user's search path for man pages

SYNOPSIS
     manpath [-dLq]

DESCRIPTION
     Manpath tries to determine the user's manpath from a set of system
     defaults and the user's PATH, echoing the result to the standard output.
     Warnings and errors are written to the standard error.  If a directory in
     the user's path is not listed in the /etc/manpath.config file, manpath
     looks for the subdirectories man or MAN.  If they exist, they are added
     to the search path.  If they do not exist, but the directory ends in
     /bin, manpath replaces /bin with /man and checks if that directory
     exists.  If it exists, it is added to the search path.

     Manpath is used by man(1) to determine the search path, so users normally
     don't need to set the MANPATH environment variable directly.

     The options are as follows:

     -d          Output additional debug information.

     -L          Output man locales list (if exist).

     -q          Operate quietly.  Only echo the final result.

ENVIRONMENT
     MANPATH     If MANPATH is set, manpath echoes its value on the standard
                 output and issues a warning on the standard error.
     MANLOCALES  If MANLOCALES is set and -L option is set, manpath echoes its
                 value on the standard output and issues a warning on the
                 standard error.

FILES
     /etc/manpath.config  System configuration file.

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

BUGS
     None known.

FreeBSD 4.10                    August 16, 1999                   FreeBSD 4.10

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