MANPATH(1) BSD General Commands Manual MANPATH(1)NAMEmanpath — determine user's search path for man pages
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
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.
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.
SEE ALSOapropos(1), man(1), whatis(1)BSD August 16, 1999 BSD