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Just what you've all been waiting for! Now you, too, can have access to man uncyclopedia from your very own Unix prompt!

Just copy the following into the file uncyclopedia.1, then copy the file (with a user with sufficient permissions) into your man1 directory within the manpage directory structure.

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.TH uncyclopedia 1 Local
.SH NAME
uncyclopedia \- a superior alternative to those hacks at wikipedia
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B uncyclopedia
[-abort|-retry|-ignore] [-search] [-edit] [-discuss] [-history] [-move] [-watch] [-blank] [-vandalize] [-lang:code] [-help] [-admin:[delete|block=user|rollback|protect]] [-random] [article]
.PP
su -c "pkill uncyclopedia"
.PP
use "uncyclopedia -help" to display a complete list of current options.
.SH DESCRIPTION
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.hy 0
.I Uncyclopedia
is a Wiki-based encyclopedia, the basis for the design of another popular, but less complete online encyclopedia called "Wikipedia", in the same way that Microsoft's pesky .chm (HTML Help) files are an inferior alternative to man(1).
.PP
.I Uncyclopedia
can be used to access information on all platforms that can interpret HTML into a human-readable format.  Current versions of
.I Uncyclopedia
run on Unix, VMS, Windows 95/NT, Windows CE, BeOS, 386DOS, OS/2 EMX, MacOS 2, MacOS Y, Amiga, Commodore 64, Dynix, Minix, GNU Hurd, Etch-A-Sketch and certain versions of Abacus.
.SH OPTIONS
At start up, \fIUncyclopedia\fR will load the article specified on the command line.  For help with locating an article, press \fB"?"\fR or \fB"H"\fR while running \fIUncyclopedia\fR.
.PP
\fIUncyclopedia\fR will prompt you to create a new article if the article name you provide does not yet exist.  This feature is excellent for quickly creating pages about your enemies and in-jokes that only your closest imaginary friends know.
.PP
\fIUncyclopedia\fR provides many command-line options.  Some require special privileges, others can be used by anyone at any time.  These are noted in the reference below.
.TP
.B \-search
If this argument is used, \fIUncyclopedia\fR will find the article name supplied within any article. This feature is a total waste of time, since Uncyclopedia can handle articles under every potential misspelling of every word without difficulty.
.TP
.B \-edit
Edit an existing article.  This provides an interface for changing all aspects of the article, from adding gibberish through removing content.
.TP
.B \-discuss
\fBDeprecated\fR command is only used by administrators.  Shows commentary about the named article regarding various revisions and reasons for these revisions.
.TP
.B \-history
Shows a list of people who have modified the article and what they modified within the article.  Only administrators tend to use this option, since old versions are never as good as the one you just amended with "OMG MY PENIS IS SO BIG".
.TP
.B \-move
Quickest and easiest way to create useful redirects from random articles to other random articles in \fIUncyclopedia\fR.  Regular use of this parameter ensures that nobody will ever find what they're looking for where they expect to find it.  Administrators love this one.
.TP
.B \-watch
Keep track of articles you have seen in the past or written.  Proper use ensures nobody else modifies your articles, possibly changing "OMG MY PENIS IS SO BIG" to "OMG I'M A RETARD" or an inferior version of the article.
.TP
.B \-blank
Blank an article and remove any incorrect information it might contain.  Use this parameter regularly on articles about your country of origin, favorite politicians, video games, and other extremely important articles.
.TP
.B \-vandalize
If this parameter is used, \fIUncyclopedia\fR will give you an interface that allows the quick modification of existing text to make it completely incomprehensible and remove any past, present, or future inaccuracies.
.TP
.B \-random
Retrieve a random Zork page.
.TP
.B \-lang:\fBcode\fR
Use this to specify your preferred language for reading and editing \fIUncyclopedia\fR. Defaults to \fBen\fR.
.TP
.B \-help
Display quick help with common commands.
.TP
.B \-admin:\fB[option]\fR
Controls \fIUncyclopedia\fR articles and users based on the option provided.

.I delete
use to remove articles that a user spent hours of hard work on to get a message on your talk page so you feel important.

.I block=user
this will cause most users to join the IRC channel within 30-90 seconds where they will bitch and moan about how unfair the admin was or how it was their 'friend' that changed the article so they don't deserve it.
 
.I rollback
removes the last piece of important information, thought-provoking commentary, or otherwise brilliant prose from the specified article.
 
.I protect
keeps non-administrators from making \fIUncyclopedia\fR articles better.
.SH ENVIRONMENT
In addition to various "standard" environment variables such as \fBNPOV\fR, \fIUncyclopedia\fR supports the following unique capabilities:
.TP 10
.B HTBFANJS
Directs you to a resource about writing and editing \fIUncyclopedia\fR articles.
.TP
.B HELP
Contains information about a Beatles Album.  Why you would ever want to read it is beyond the scope of this man(1) page.
.TP
.B VILLAGE_DUMP
A powerful tool for making your voice heard by those totally heartless members of the oligarchy.
.TP
.B VFH
Method by which you can select articles for the \fIUncyclopedia\fR Main_Page.
.TP
.B VFP
Method by which you can select pictures to be placed on the \fIUncyclopedia\fR Main_Page.
.TP
.B VFD
A location where you list all the best articles in \fIUncyclopedia\fR to ensure the admins know to delete them.
.TP
.B QVFD
A location where you list all the absolute best articles in \fIUncyclopedia\fR because you want to get the admins to respond to your opinion of the article more quickly than the weeks to months it takes with the \fIVFD\fR method due to excessive red tape.
.SH MAN PAGES
.B man mount
\- don't tell me there's nothing suspicious about that.
.P
.B man cat
\- the end result of some process.
.P
.B man kill
\- what you will do with me, following the statements above.
.SH FILES
.TP 4
.B /wiki/Main_Page
Is a quick starting point for \fIUncyclopedia\fR.  This is the default article shown if none is selected on the command line.
.SH SEE ALSO
.hy 0
allman(1),
spork(8),
whatis(1),
wikipedia(2)
.hy 1
.SH HISTORY
.TP 10
4th January 2006:
Dawg <Dawg@VandalHunterCave> cleaned and converted article into the output of the \fBoriginal man page\fR.
.TP
23rd December 2005:
CaptainSpam <captainspam@obligatory> resisted urge to add '-version', instead added '-random' option.
.TP
20th December 2005:
Dawg <Dawg@VandalHunterCave> added a great deal of additional information, including parameters and new features in the latest version of Uncyclopedia.
.TP
14th December 2005:
h2g2bob <h2g2bob@uranus> is responsible for unleashing this on the world. Shame on him.
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