UNIX System Programming / Edition 2

UNIX System Programming / Edition 2

by Keith Haviland, Ben Salama, Marcus Gray, Ben Salama
     
 

The UNIX operating system has become a key part of the technology landscape as we move into the 21st century. There are now a huge number of large-scale data management and transaction-processing systems built on UNIX platforms, and UNIX is at the core of the server backbone of the Internet. 'The new edition of this highly successful book for professional programmers… See more details below

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The UNIX operating system has become a key part of the technology landscape as we move into the 21st century. There are now a huge number of large-scale data management and transaction-processing systems built on UNIX platforms, and UNIX is at the core of the server backbone of the Internet. 'The new edition of this highly successful book for professional programmers provides a lucid and well structured guide to developing UNIX software in the C language, and has been updated to reflect the more distributed environments typical of current IT solutions. UNIX System Programming concentrates on a detailed study of the UNIX system call interface - the programming interface between the UNIX kernel and application software running in the UNIX environment - and additionally covers some of the more important subroutine libraries.

Features fundamental techniques are developed in depth and are fully supported with program examples highly relevant to the two important standards - the X/OPEN portability guide and the IEEE POSIX standard strong emphasis on exercises and examples throughout New to this edition more on signals and signal handling more on interprocess communication using pipes more on advanced interprocess communications and the terminal whole section on sockets From a wealth of experience of developing system and application software, and a real appreciation of the needs of UNIX system programmers, the authors fully appreciate that computing is not a spectator sport. By exploring both system calls and subroutine libraries they give the reader a practical appreciation of when not to reinvent the wheel, as well as a better understanding of the internal workings of this still elegant operating system.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201877588
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
09/17/1999
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
22.00(w) x 22.00(h) x 22.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Basic concepts and terminology1
Ch. 2The file7
Ch. 3The file in context39
Ch. 4Directories, file systems and special files59
Ch. 5The process87
Ch. 6Signals and signal handling125
Ch. 7Inter-process communication using pipes151
Ch. 8Advanced inter-process communication179
Ch. 9The terminal219
Ch. 10Sockets253
Ch. 11The Standard I/O Library273
Ch. 12Miscellaneous system calls and library routines307
App. Aerrno error codes and associated messages329
App. BMajor standards337
Bibliography and further reading341
Index343

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