The UNIX Programming Environment

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Prentice-Hall, 1984 - Computers - 357 pages
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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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User Review  - rdai - LibraryThing

This book, as well as "The C Programming Language" by Kernighan and Ritchie are the bibles of Unix and C programming, in my opinion. These are from the command line days, but they are still timeless reading. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - alecclews - LibraryThing

Still a great book even after all these years. Chapters 1-5 should be read by all UNIX and Linux users. The rest of the book is useful for UNIX developers. Just don't expect it to explain how to use X/KDE/Gnome etc. Read full review

Contents

UNIX for Beginners
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11 Getting started
2
files and common commands
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About the author (1984)

Brian Kernighan received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1969. He was in the Computing Science Research Center at Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2000 and now teaches in the Computer Science department at Princeton. He is the co-author of several computer science books, including THE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE and THE UNIX PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT.

Pike is a researcher having worked on a number of graphics, operating systems, programming languages including BLIT, Plan 9, Inferno, and Limbo.

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