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"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
Understanding Unix®/Linux Programming explains how Unix and Linux work and shows how to write, programs at the system call level. Using nearly 100 complete programs and over 200 illustrations, the book demonstrates the basics as well as the advanced aspects of Unix systems programming.Topics include:
The text presents theory in practical contexts with detailed explanations of common Unix programs such as who, Is, pwd, sh, and httpd. Each example starts with a description of what the program does and how people use it. From there, the text discusses the underlying principles and mechanisms, and then uses those ideas to write a version of the program.
The book is designed for learning. Chapter summaries, memorable analogies, experiments, explorations, and varied exercises help the reader understand and program Unix as an integrated, logical whole.
Material in the book applies to all versions of Unix and Linux. The book assumes the reader knows the C programming language and is familiar with a modern operating system. The book is suitable as a class text, for self-study, and for reference, and it provides thorough coverage of information essential to students, Unix programmers, and system administrators.
Low quality material. The book started to fall a part in my back bag in 2 months.Published 8 months ago by zaid
Honestly I was annoyed that the professor made us buy his book; however, there is a ton of good info in here. Professor Molay is an expert, no doubt. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Matt J. Park
The beauty of this book is Prof. Molay's excellent and methodical explanations that elucidate what would otherwise (in other books) seem exceedingly complex and full of arcane... Read morePublished 16 months ago by EngineerDude
I choose this books as it was from Harvard professor and though some new insights on learning unic will be gained. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Himanshu mohan
This University text introduces system programming via Unix/Linux in a way that stimulates students to ask "How is that done?" and then make it happen. The unique approach is good. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Brian L. Donat
I find this book to be very informative and complete. You could read this book and understand unix system programming, you may not even need to take a course. Read morePublished on March 28, 2010 by rqbanerjee
I have read more than half of the book. I like the material the book covers and the way of teaching by exemples. Read morePublished on April 3, 2006 by A_Program
It goes right to the point and it's easy too understand. One of the very few books out there that really shows what system programming is all about. Great samples too.Published on September 29, 2005 by Me