manpath -- determine user's search path for man pages
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.
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
/etc/manpath.config System configuration file.
apropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)
FreeBSD 5.2.1 August 16, 1999 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]