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 configuration file - (/usr/local/etc/man_db.conf) and the
Do not issue warnings.
Print debugging information.
Produce a catpath as opposed to a manpath. Once the manpath
is determined, each path element is converted to its relative
Produce a manpath consisting of all paths named as `global'
within the man-db configuration 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 system 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
Print a help message and exit.
Print a short usage message and exit.
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.
SYSTEM If $SYSTEM is set, it will have the same effect as if it had
been specified as the argument to the -m option.
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