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Unix System Programming
This text concentrates on the programming interface that exists between the UNIX kernel and applications software that runs in the UNIX environment - the UNIX system call interface. The techniques required by systems programmers are developed in depth and illustrated by a wealth of examples.
Paperback, 376 pages
Published December 9th 1998 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
(first published June 1987)
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There's always a problem with technical books of this kind: they're either too vague, talking about general concepts, not really relevant past the moment you learn enough, or far too detailed, ungreppable printed man pages (hi there, UNIX Network Programming :). This one strikes a fairly balanced point between those two ends of spectrum, being an useful review of tools Posix presents at your disposal. I've read that book during my university courses, and again, between jobs. Worked like a charm, ...more
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