W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago's Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment (3rd Edition) PDF

By W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago

ISBN-10: 0321637739

ISBN-13: 9780321637734

For greater than two decades, critical C programmers have depended on one e-book for functional, in-depth wisdom of the programming interfaces that force the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming within the UNIX® Environment . Now, once more, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has completely up to date this vintage paintings. the hot 3rd variation helps today’s prime systems, displays new technical advances and top practices, and aligns with model four of the one UNIX Specification.

Steve conscientiously keeps the spirit and process that experience made this e-book so necessary. construction on Rich’s pioneering paintings, he starts with documents, directories, and techniques, conscientiously laying the basis for extra complicated suggestions, equivalent to sign dealing with and terminal I/O. He additionally completely covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.

This version covers greater than seventy new interfaces, together with POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, obstacles, and POSIX semaphores. such a lot out of date interfaces were got rid of, aside from a number of which are ubiquitous. approximately all examples were confirmed on 4 glossy structures: Solaris 10, Mac OS X model 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu model 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2).

As in prior variants, you’ll study via examples, together with greater than 10000 traces of downloadable, ISO C resource code. greater than 400 approach calls and features are tested with concise, whole courses that truly illustrate their utilization, arguments, and go back values. To tie jointly what you’ve discovered, the booklet offers numerous chapter-length case experiences, every one reflecting modern environments.

Advanced Programming within the UNIX® setting has helped generations of programmers write code with unparalleled strength, functionality, and reliability. Now up to date for today’s structures, this 3rd variation might be much more worthy.

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Unix Standards The proliferation of different versions of Unix during the 1980s has been tempered by the various international standards that were started during the late 1980s. These include the ANSI standard for the C programming language, the IEEE POSIX family (still being developed), and the X/Open portability guide. This book also describes these standards. 4BSD. This provides a realworld description, which is often lacking from the standard itself and from books that describe only the standard.

Some distributions use the Bourne-again shell. Others use the BSD replacement for the Bourne shell, called dash (Debian Almquist shell, originally written by Kenneth Almquist and later ported to Linux). The default user shell in FreeBSD is derived from the Almquist shell. The default shell in Mac OS X is the Bourne-again shell. 2. Free ports of the shells are available on the Internet. Throughout the text, we will use parenthetical notes such as this to describe historical notes and to compare different implementations of the UNIX System.

Its control flow looks more like the C language, and it supports additional features that weren’t provided by the Bourne shell: job control, a history mechanism, and command-line editing. The Korn shell is considered a successor to the Bourne shell and was first provided with SVR4. The Korn shell, developed by David Korn at Bell Labs, runs on most UNIX systems, but before SVR4 was usually an extra-cost add-on, so it is not as widespread as the other two shells. It is upward compatible with the Bourne shell and includes those features that made the C shell popular: job control, command-line editing, and so on.

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