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Understanding Unix/Linux Programming


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Unix Systems Programming: The Big Picture.
  • 2. Users, Files, and the Manual: Who Is First.
  • 3. Directories and File Properties
  • 4. Focus on File Systems
  • 5. Connection Control
  • 6. Programming for Humans: Terminal Control and Signals.
  • 7. Event-Driven Programming: Writing a Video Game.
  • 8. Processes and Programs
  • 9. A Programmable Shell: Shell Variables and the Environment.
  • 10. I/O Redirection and Pipes.
  • 11. Connecting to Processes Near and Far: Servers and Sockets.
  • 12. Connections and Protocols: Writing a Web Server.
  • 13. Programming with Datagrams: A License Server.
  • 14. Threads: Concurrent Functions.
  • 15. IPC Roundup: Can We Talk?

About the Author

Bruce Molay, an award-winning teacher at Harvard and an independent software developer for over two decades, has combined his two passions of masterly teaching and Unix programming in this book.


"The material covered goes to the right depth to allow students to understand the UNIX operating system to program it. I wish a book of this calibre was available during my graduate studies as it would have helped me tremendously in learning to program the UNIX system." -- Sam R. Thangiah, Slippery Rock University "This text is one of the most accurate and articulate that I have read. It is easily readable." -- Lawrence B. Wells, Dallas County Community College

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