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MANPATH(1)		  BSD 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 di-
     rectory 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 ex-
     ists.  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	di-
     rectly.

     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)

BSD				August 16, 1999				   BSD

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