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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
     The manpath utility 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 direc-
     tory ends in /bin,	manpath	replaces /bin with /man	and checks if that
     directory exists.	If it exists, it is added to the search	path.

     The manpath utility is used by man(1) to determine	the search path, so
     users normally do not need	to set the MANPATH environment variable
     directly.

     The options are as	follows:

     -d	     Output additional debug information.

     -L	     Output man	locales	list (if it exists).

     -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)

FreeBSD	9.2			August 16, 1999			   FreeBSD 9.2

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