The Unix Programming Environment

The Unix Programming Environment

Paperback Prentice-Hall Software Series

By (author) Brian W. Kernighan, By (author) Rob Pike

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 367 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 234mm x 20mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1984
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 013937681X
  • ISBN 13: 9780139376818
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: 1st New edition
  • Sales rank: 123,143

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In their preface, the authors explain, "This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. It contains tutorial introduction to get new users started as soon as possible, separate chapters on each major feature, and a reference manual. Most of the treatment is based on reading, writing, and revising examples, rather than on mere statement of rules. For the most part, the examples are complete, real programs, rather than isolated garments. All examples have been tested directly from the text, which is in machine-readable form. Besides showing how to make effective use of the language, we have also tried where possible to illustrate useful algorithms and principles of good style and sound design....

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Table of contents

1. UNIX for Beginners. 2. The File System. 3. Using the Shell. 4. Filters. 5. Shell Programming. 6. Programming with Standard I/0. 7. UNIX System Calls. 8. Program Development. 9. Document Preparation. Epilog. Appendices. Index.