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Old 09-21-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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unix programming book - old edition


Hi all,

I just got the book
Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment
from the library, and it says that it is the 1993 edition & a 2001 reprint

So, will it be useful for me when I am programming on my (Fedora Core 4) Linux machine?

any advice?

thank you
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:16 AM   #2
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Hmm... That was when Linux initially made. But UNIX was around for long.

So it will help you about the general UNIX concepts. But when you dive deep with Linux (now in kernel 2.6) 12 years later, things would be different.

Anyway I guess it will help you to understand how UNIX evolved, giving you better understanding about UNIX systems.

If you are an enthusiastic developer you don't want to miss this book. (I'm not a serious developer, but I still got to read a little in Writing UNIX Device Drivers, a book written in the same era.) So don't loose any thing. Get a go.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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it would be more helpfull to read
http://www.advancedlinuxprogramming.com/
it is kind of a Linux rewrite of that old and i agree valuable and classic book
 
Old 09-21-2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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This book is great and is still 100% current to this day.
It talks about Linux, BSD, Sun, System V...

The author's web has examples with Linux ports
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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I agree, the W. Richard Stevens book is a classic that every serious *nix hacker ought to have. Some stuff is a bit old, though. In particular note that Linux follows the BSD socket semantics by and large (no STREAMS, for instance), but otherwise is fairly close to System V (Linus based the kernel off of some published descriptions of System V). It would probably be good to augment Steven with some modern books covering topics like pthreads. I think somebody was revising APUE to be more up to date, but I'm not sure if that's been finished yet.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:33 PM   #6
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Eeeexcellent! More reading material! Bwa, ha ha ha ha!
 
  


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