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Re: Does /etc/profile need to set MANPATH?
- From: Michael Wild <themiwi at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 20:17:49 +0200
- Subject: Re: Does /etc/profile need to set MANPATH?
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On 15.05.2014 15:39, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> You still have to be able to handle MANPATH. Unfortunately the man page
> of man-db is a little tight-lipped on how MANPATH is handled exactly,
> other than that "its value is used as the path to search for manual
> Whatever man does with MANPATH, it doesn't drop the default man paths,
> [...time passes...]
> Hmm. Interesting enough, the current /etc/man.conf already contains
> /usr/ssl/man. How long is it doing that already? If I had known that,
> I'd removed the /etc/profile.d/openssl.* files long ago :|
AFAIK the behavior is as usual for *NIX search paths, with two notable exceptions:
* A trailing or leading colon means that at this position the default search path from the configuration files is inserted
* A double-colon (::) anywhere means that at this position the default search path is inserted
Refer to the ENVIRONMENT section of manpath(1), http://manpages.ubuntu.com/man1/manpath.1.
Cheers, and a pleasant weekend
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