This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
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Attempt to determine path to manual pages. Check $MANPATH first; if that is not set, consult /etc/man.conf, user environment variables, and the current working directory. The manpath command is a symbolic link to man, but most of the options are ignored for manpath.
Print debugging information.
Print help message and then exit.