manpath - determine search path for manual pages
] [-m system
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
configuration file - (/etc/man_db.conf
) and the user's environment.
- -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
- -g, --global
- Produce a manpath consisting of all paths named as `global'
within the man-db configuration file.
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
specified can be a combination of comma delimited operating
system names. To include the native operating system's manual page
hierarchies, the system name man
must be included in the argument
string. This option will override the $SYSTEM
- -C file, --config-file=file
- Use this user configuration file rather than the default of
- -?, --help
- Print a help message and exit.
- Print a short usage message and exit.
- -V, --version
- Display version information.
- 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.
- If $SYSTEM is set, it will have the same effect as
if it had been specified as the argument to the -m option.
- man-db configuration file.
Fabrizio Polacco (email@example.com).
Colin Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).