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Michael Kerrisk

Michael Kerrisk
Born 1961
New Zealand
Nationality New Zealander
Education BSc (hons) Computer Science, BA Psychology, University of Canterbury
Occupation Author and Programmer
Known for The Linux Programming Interface, Linux man-pages project
Website .orgman7

Michael Kerrisk is a technical author, programmer and, since 2004, maintainer of the Linux man-pages project,[1] succeeding Andries Brouwer.[2] He was born 1961 in New Zealand and currently lives in Munich, Germany.

Kerrisk has worked for Digital Equipment, Google, The Linux Foundation[3] and, as an editor and writer, for LWN.net.[4] Currently, he works as a freelance consultant and trainer.

He is best known for his book The Linux Programming Interface,[5] published by No Starch Press[6] in 2010. This book is widely regarded[7] as the definitive work on Linux system programming and has been translated into several languages.[8]

As the maintainer of the Linux man-pages project, Kerrisk has authored or co-authored about a third of the man pages and worked on improving the project's infrastructure.

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