By W. Richard Stevens
"Stephen Rago's replace is a protracted late gain to the group of execs utilizing the flexible relations of UNIX and UNIX-like working environments. It eliminates obsolescence and comprises more moderen advancements. It additionally completely updates the context of all subject matters, examples, and purposes to contemporary releases of renowned implementations of UNIX and UNIX-like environments. And but, it does all this whereas conserving the fashion and flavor of the unique classic." --Mukesh Kacker, cofounder and previous CTO of Pronto Networks, Inc. "One of the fundamental classics of UNIX programming." --Eric S. Raymond, writer of The artwork of UNIX Programming "This is the definitive reference publication for any critical or specialist UNIX platforms programmer. Rago has up-to-date and prolonged the vintage Stevens textual content whereas conserving actual to the unique. The APIs are illuminated via transparent examples in their use. He additionally mentions some of the pitfalls to seem out for while programming throughout various UNIX method implementations and issues out tips on how to steer clear of those pitfalls utilizing suitable criteria corresponding to POSIX 1003.1, 2004 variation and the only UNIX Specification, model 3." --Andrew Josey, Director, Certification, The Open workforce, and Chair of the POSIX 1003.1 operating team "Advanced Programming within the UNIX(R) surroundings, moment version, is a necessary reference for someone writing courses for a UNIX approach. it is the first ebook I flip to while i need to appreciate or re-learn any of many of the procedure interfaces. Stephen Rago has effectively revised this publication to include more moderen working platforms corresponding to GNU/Linux and Apple's OS X whereas retaining precise to the 1st variation when it comes to either clarity and usability. it is going to constantly have a spot correct subsequent to my computer." --Dr. Benjamin Kuperman, Swarthmore university compliment for the 1st variation "Advanced Programming within the UNIX(R) atmosphere is a must have for any severe C programmer who works below UNIX. Its intensity, thoroughness, and readability of explana-tion are unmatched." --UniForum per 30 days "Numerous readers advised complex Programming within the UNIX(R) setting through W. Richard Stevens (Addison-Wesley), and i am blissful they did; I hadn't even heard of this ebook, and it has been out considering that 1992. I simply obtained my fingers on a replica, and the 1st few chapters were fascinating." --Open platforms at the present time "A even more readable and special therapy of UNIX internals are available in complex Programming within the UNIX(R) setting through W. Richard Stevens (Addison-Wesley). This publication contains plenty of practical examples, and that i locate it fairly important whilst i've got structures programming projects to do." --RS/Magazine "This is the definitive reference publication for any critical or expert UNIX platforms programmer. Rago has up to date and prolonged the unique Stevens vintage whereas maintaining real to the original." --Andrew Josey, Director, Certification, The Open staff, and Chair of the POSIX 1003.1 operating crew For over a decade, severe C programmers have trusted one publication for functional, in-depth wisdom of the programming interfaces that force the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens' complicated Programming within the UNIX(R) atmosphere. Now, Stevens' colleague Stephen Rago has completely up-to-date this vintage to mirror the most recent technical advances and upload help for modern day best UNIX and Linux structures. Rago conscientiously keeps the spirit and technique that made this ebook a vintage. development on Stevens' paintings, he starts with simple issues corresponding to records, directories, and strategies, conscientiously laying the foundation for figuring out extra complicated concepts, equivalent to sign dealing with and terminal I/O. great new fabric contains chapters on threads and multithreaded programming, utilizing the socket interface to force interprocess communique (IPC), and huge insurance of the interfaces additional to the most recent model of the POSIX.1 ordinary. approximately all examples were proven on 4 of modern day most generally used UNIX/Linux structures: FreeBSD 5.2.1; the Linux 2.4.22 kernel; Solaris nine; and Darwin 7.4.0, the FreeBSD/Mach hybrid underlying Apple's Mac OS X 10.3. As within the first version, you will examine via instance, together with greater than 10,000 strains of downloadable, ANSI C resource code. greater than four hundred procedure calls and capabilities are verified with concise, whole courses that truly illustrate their utilization, arguments, and go back values. To tie jointly what you have got discovered, the booklet provides numerous chapter-length case experiences, each one totally up to date for modern environments. complex Programming within the UNIX(R) atmosphere has helped a iteration of programmers write code with unheard of energy, functionality, and reliability. Now up to date for cutting-edge UNIX/Linux structures, this moment version can be much more integral.
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Advanced Programming in the UNIX (R) Environment by W. Richard Stevens