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"This is the definitive reference book for any serious or professional UNIX systems programmer. Rago has updated and extended the original Stevens classic while keeping true to the original."
—Andrew Josey, Director, Certification, The Open Group, and Chair of the POSIX 1003.1 Working Group
The same trusted content from the Second Edition, now in paperback!
For over a decade, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens' Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, Stevens' colleague Stephen Rago has thoroughly updated this classic to reflect the latest technical advances and add support for today's leading UNIX and Linux platforms.
Rago carefully retains the spirit and approach that made this book a classic. Building on Stevens' work, he begins with basic topics such as files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for understanding more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O.
Substantial new material includes chapters on threads and multithreaded programming, using the socket interface to drive interprocess communication (IPC), and extensive coverage of the interfaces added to the latest version of the POSIX.1 standard. Nearly all examples have been tested on four of today's most widely used UNIX/Linux platforms: FreeBSD 5.2.1; the Linux 2.4.22 kernel; Solaris 9; and Darwin 7.4.0, the FreeBSD/Mach hybrid underlying Apple's Mac OS X 10.3.
As in the first edition, you'll learn through example, including more than 10,000 lines of downloadable, ANSI C source code. More than 400 system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what you've learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each fully updated for contemporary environments.
Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped a generation of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for today's UNIX/Linux systems, this second edition will be even more indispensable.
The late W. Richard Stevens was the acclaimed author of UNIX® Network Programming, Volumes 1 and 2, widely recognized as the classic texts in UNIX networking; as well as TCP/IP Illustrated, Volumes 1-3, and the first edition of this book.
Stephen A. Rago is the author of UNIX® System V Network Programming (Addison-Wesley, 1993). Rago was one of the Bell Laboratories developers who built UNIX System V, Release 4. He served as a technical reviewer for the first edition of Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment. Rago currently works as a manager at EMC, specializing in file servers and file systems.
great upgrade to my old book by r. w. Stevens... must have for anyone wanting to learn unixPublished 16 days ago by R. Chambers
I have not needed this book yet as it was the wrong book for class but I hear it is a go to type resource for the UNIX environment. Maybe outdated but I wouldn't know. Read morePublished 4 months ago by smgtech
I acquired this book to help me to take a fast presentation of the Unix OS and that worked for me. Linux is very well documented in the Internet and, initally I was not sure if it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sergio Barros
I purchased this book for a Systems Programming class. The book actually looks like it's brand new! I'm not quite sure how up-to-date it will be (published in 2008) since I would... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Glen
This book was taught in my university (University of Windsor).I had to drop the course after mid term 2.This is a hard book for no doubt and not for beginners. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mahmudul Hasan Mithun
This book looks great for C programmers. I didn't view the overview well to see its detail.. I'll see if I can make it usuable.Published 16 months ago by Robert Pyles
Whether dealing with interoperability issues or detailed design issues related to the Unix environment, the Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment is the single most... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bernard Richard Carrier