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##RTFM!!!

Twitter bot to promote learning of Linux functions through the circulation of a 'Man page' a day. Link: https://twitter.com/manpagedujour

With thanks to @andreakbyrne whose passion for learning through the Linux manual led to the development of the service.

##Information

A tweet is created daily with a link to a Linux manual page. Generated from an index of Man pages, the specific page is generated at random and so there is a potential for collision every once in a while.

The index is based on the Man pages available on the Man Pages Online project: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/

##Shout-outs

During the course of my reseach I discovered that this type of Twitter feed was previously attempted here, thought it may not have been automated: https://twitter.com/manpageaday

There may be other options for those shopping around.

##Index generation within Linux

To see the manpages available to you in your own distro, two commands can be followed:

 apropos . 

or

 whatis -r . 

##Colohpon

Banner photo: Thompson and Richie at the PDP-11. CC-BY-SA, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Thompson#/media/File:Ken_Thompson_(sitting)_and_Dennis_Ritchie_at_PDP-11_(2876612463).jpg

Avatar: Unix Programmer's Manual (Cropped). Copyright © 2015 Computer History Museum: http://s7.computerhistory.org/is/image/CHM/102616111-03-01?$re-medium$