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Re: Does /etc/profile need to set MANPATH?
- From: Michael DePaulo <mikedep333 at gmail dot com>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:20:12 -0400
- Subject: Re: Does /etc/profile need to set MANPATH?
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On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 8:09 AM, Mikhail Usenko <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 17 May 2014 10:37:30 +0200
> Achim Gratz <...> wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen writes:
>> > Whatever, it looks like MANPATH can really go away. Achim, do your worst.
> Besides defining MANPATH (and the other variables such as INFOPATH and PATH which can be modified by the user's .bash_profile) /etc/profile also did export the MANPATH variable.
> Now it does not and I suppose that user's skeleton file /etc/skel/.bash_profile should provide user-defined MANPATH pro-forma as an exported environment variable or else it will have no effect.
Why does Cygwin need to define MANPATH by default? Cygwin uses
/etc/man_db.conf, just like the Red Hat family of Linux distros. (The
Debian family uses /etc/manpath.config).
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