Extended man command

/usr/bin/man $* || w3m -dump http://google.com/search?q="$*"\&btnI | less
This microscript looks up a man page for each word possible, and if the correct page is not found, uses w3m and Google's "I'm feeling lucky" to output a first possible result. This script was made as a result of an idea on a popular Linux forum, where users often send other people to RTFM by saying something like "man backup" or "man ubuntu one". To make this script replace the usual man command, save it as ".man.sh" in your home folder and add the following string to the end of your .bashrc file: alias man='~/.man.sh'
Sample Output
$ ~/.man.sh backup
Backup

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For other uses of "Backup", see Backup (disambiguation).

In information technology, a backup or the process of backing up refers to
making copies of data so that these additional copies may be used to restore
the original after a data loss event. The verb is back up in two words, whereas
the noun is backup (often used like an adjective in compound nouns).^[1]

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By: d1337r
2010-10-05 13:51:39

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