UNIX System Programming / Edition 2

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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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Concentrates on 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. The new edition reflects the more distributed environments typical of current IT solutions, and adds a chapter on sockets. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201877588
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 9/17/1999
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 22.00 (w) x 22.00 (h) x 22.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Basic concepts and terminology 1
Ch. 2 The file 7
Ch. 3 The file in context 39
Ch. 4 Directories, file systems and special files 59
Ch. 5 The process 87
Ch. 6 Signals and signal handling 125
Ch. 7 Inter-process communication using pipes 151
Ch. 8 Advanced inter-process communication 179
Ch. 9 The terminal 219
Ch. 10 Sockets 253
Ch. 11 The Standard I/O Library 273
Ch. 12 Miscellaneous system calls and library routines 307
App. A errno error codes and associated messages 329
App. B Major standards 337
Bibliography and further reading 341
Index 343
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