Addison-Wesley Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10
One stop shopping for systems programming.
A little heavy to carry around all the time.
Every serious UNIX programmer has a copy of Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, First Edition. The biggest question when I picked up the new Second Edition was not if it was worth having but if it was worth having if you already have the First Edition.
The short answer is yes.
The two most important new features in the 2nd Edition are threading and network IPC (aka sockets). Both of these are often used features in this day and age of POSIX.1 compliant Operating System's that were not included in the 1st Edition.
It is also important to note all chapters of the old book have been updated to include any POSIX.1 changes. There are tons of great coding examples for each topic that should compile on Linux, BSD, MacOSX, and all other UNIX OS's.
Here is a quick rundown of all the topics:
1. File I/O
2. Standard I/O
3. Process Environment/Control/Relationships
5. Threads/Threads Control
6. Daemon Processes
7. Advanced I/O
8. IPC (include network sockets).
9. Terminal I/O
10. Psuedo terminals
11. Printer communication
12. A database library implementation
About 400 syscalls are outlined and demonstrated for those of you that perfer a more hands on experience.
All in all, this is really a book serious UNIX programmers can't live without.
The downside? At about 4 inches thick and a couple of pounds in weight you will want to have a copy on both your home and work bookshelves so you don't have to lug it around.