The Art of UNIX Programming

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Addison-Wesley Professional, Sep 23, 2003 - Computers - 560 pages
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The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.

 

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User Review  - dvf1976 - LibraryThing

A pretty handy 'starter' guide to Unix programming. I'm no master, but the advice in this book seems sound. Plus, it gives me some basis for inevitable technical arguments that I occasionally get into. Read full review

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User Review  - jolomo - LibraryThing

States some critical Unix themes, most importantly: Single Point of Truth. ie each fact or configuration is in one place and one place only. The reprecussions of breaking it are obvious, but most OS vendors do it here and there. Read full review

Contents

Design
81
Implementation
319
Community
391
Glossary of Abbreviations
479
References
483
Contributors
495
Rootless Root The Unix Koans of Master Foo
499
Colophon
510
Index
511
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ERIC S. RAYMOND has been a Unix developer since 1982. Known as the resident anthropologist and roving ambassador of the open-source community, he wrote the movement's manifesto in The Cathedral and the Bazaar and is the editor of The New Hacker's Dictionary.

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