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manpath: The path that the man pages are accessed in.

When you type manpath at the command prompt you will get the path that Linux follows to find the man page that you wanted to read: /lookin/thisdirectory/first:/lookin/thisdirectory/next:/look/inthis/directory/last

Man pages are separated into sections. Some commands have more than one usage so they have multiple different entries in different folders. The mantpath tells Linux which is the most likely kind of man page that you are looking for, followed by the next most likely pages. Directories can be apended to the manpath :

export manpath=/another/directory:/next/after/that


  • GrantFraser - 16 Jan 2002
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