|Education||BSc (hons) Computer Science, BA Psychology, University of Canterbury|
|Occupation||Author and Programmer|
|Known for||The Linux Programming Interface, Linux man-pages project|
Michael Kerrisk is a technical author, programmer and, since 2004, maintainer of the Linux man-pages project, succeeding Andries Brouwer. He was born in 1961 in New Zealand and lives in Munich, Germany.
He is best known for his book The Linux Programming Interface, published by No Starch Press in 2010. This book is widely regarded as the definitive work on Linux system programming and has been translated into several languages.
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. For his contributions he received a Special Award of the 2016 New Zealand Open Source Awards.
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- Kerrisk, Michael (2010). The Linux Programming Interface (1 ed.). No Starch Press. ISBN 978-1-59327-220-3.
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- "Winners of the 2016 New Zealand Open Source Awards Announced". Retrieved 2016-11-12.