will simply display its contents and issue a warning.
will determine a suitable manual page hierarchy search path and display the
The colon-delimited path is determined using information gained from the
man-db configuration file -
and the user's environment.
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 catpath.
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
To include NewOS's manual page hierarchies use the option
specified can be a combination of comma delimited operating system names.
To include the native operating system's manual page hierarchies,
the system name
must be included in the argument string.
This option will override the
-C file, --config-file=file
Use this user configuration file rather than the default of
Print a help message and exit.
Display version information.
displays its value rather than determining it on the fly.
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.
is set, it will have the same effect as if it had been specified as the
argument to the