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Old 10-03-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Any good unix systems programming book?

Hi I need a few suggestions on unix system programming books... the one I have is very complex and very hard to understand, thanks!
Old 10-03-2004, 05:08 PM   #2
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I work at the same place at one of the authors of this book... so i'm biased... looks really good for beginners though:
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The only book you need is this:
Old 10-03-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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Understanding Unix/Linux Programming,
A Guide to Theory and Practice

by Bruce Molay

Good pedagogy, lots of diagrams, good depth, fairly conversational style. I recommend it.
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Not a book, but pretty good :)

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the Stevens book recomended by infamous41md is of great historical value to the Unix community but not really applicable to GNU/Linux. but there is a modern reworking of some of it and some of it's cousins by some of the gcc guys
free to download i think

this by the maintainer of gawk
is also a good one

also you can get Linux redo of some original V7 code from
this is very cool stuff for learning
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I just started learning bash myself and started out with O'REILLYs bash book. It's a good book if you are just starting out like myself...
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"The design of the Unix operating system" by Maurice J Bach. Prentice-Hall. ISBN-0-87692-516-6.

"The Unix programming environment" by Kernighan and Pike. Prentice-Hall, ISBN-0-87692-499-2



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