Download e-book for kindle: Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment (3rd Edition) by W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago

By W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago

ISBN-10: 0321637739

ISBN-13: 9780321637734

For greater than two decades, severe C programmers have depended on one booklet 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 version helps today’s major systems, displays new technical advances and most sensible practices, and aligns with model four of the only UNIX Specification.

Steve conscientiously keeps the spirit and technique that experience made this booklet so priceless. construction on Rich’s pioneering paintings, he starts with records, directories, and tactics, rigorously laying the basis for extra complicated strategies, reminiscent of 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, limitations, and POSIX semaphores. so much out of date interfaces were got rid of, aside from a number of which are ubiquitous. approximately all examples were verified on 4 smooth 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 examine via examples, together with greater than 10000 traces of downloadable, ISO C resource code. greater than 400 method calls and services are verified with concise, whole courses that truly illustrate their utilization, arguments, and go back values. To tie jointly what you’ve realized, the ebook offers a number of chapter-length case stories, each one reflecting modern environments.

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

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5, we show how any program, such as a shell or a program that we write, can obtain the exit status of a program that it executes. 8 UNIX System Overview Chapter 1 Working Directory Every process has a working directory, sometimes called the current working directory. This is the directory from which all relative pathnames are interpreted. A process can change its working directory with the chdir function. For example, the relative pathname doc/memo/joe refers to the file or directory joe, in the directory memo, in the directory doc, which must be a directory within the working directory.

My editor at Addison-Wesley, John Wait, has been a great friend through it all. He never complained when the due date slipped and the page count kept increasing. A special thanks to the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO), especially Sidney Wolff, Richard Wolff, and Steve Grandi, for providing computer time. Real Unix books are written using troff and this book follows that time-honored tradition. Camera-ready copy of the book was produced by the author using the groff package written by James Clark.

3. , on an Intel 80386 processor. 3+BSD. 4. 2 (systems with a strong Berkeley heritage but many System V features) from Sun Microsystems, on a SPARCstation SLC. Numerous timing tests are provided in the text and the systems used for the test are identified. xxxii Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments Once again I am indebted to my family for their love, support, and many lost weekends over the past year and a half. Writing a book is, in many ways, a family affair. Thank you Sally, Bill, Ellen, and David.

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