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The command line tool "manpath" is used to display the search path for the manual pages in Unix-like operating systems. It helps users locate the locations where the system looks for manual pages.

By default, manpath displays the search path for manpages applicable to the user who executes the command. It looks for the MANPATH environment variable and displays its value. If the variable is not set, it will display the default search path.

The search path typically includes directories like "/usr/share/man" and "/usr/local/share/man", where the manual pages are stored. It helps the user easily find the documentation relevant to specific commands, utilities, or system functionalities.

Users can override the default search path by setting the MANPATH environment variable manually. This allows them to prioritize certain directories over others when searching for manual pages.

The "manpath" command can be modified with additional options, such as "-m" to only display the directories for the user's "man" pages, or "-p" to display the exact locations of manpage files for each directory in the search path.

Using the "manpath" tool can be particularly helpful when troubleshooting or when looking for specific documentation of commands and utilities in the Unix-like operating systems.

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