Beginning Linux Programming (4th Edition) by Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

By Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

Beginning Linux Programming, Fourth variation maintains its new angle to educating UNIX programming in an easy and dependent approach at the Linux platform. by utilizing distinctive and practical examples, scholars study by way of doing, and may be able to circulate from being a Linux newbie to making customized purposes in Linux. The e-book introduces primary recommendations starting with the fundamentals of writing Unix courses in C, and together with fabric on simple procedure calls, dossier I/O, interprocess conversation (for getting courses to paintings together), and shell programming. Parallel to this, the booklet introduces the toolkits and libraries for operating with person interfaces, from easier terminal mode purposes to X and GTK+ for graphical consumer interfaces. complicated themes are lined intimately akin to approaches, pipes, semaphores, socket programming, utilizing MySQL, writing functions for the GNOME or the KDE computing device, writing equipment drivers, POSIX Threads, and kernel programming for the most recent Linux Kernel.

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Only a few systems currently conform to The Open Group specification, which allows them to be marketed with the name UNIX. In the past, compatibility among different UNIX systems has been a real problem, although POSIX was a great help in this respect. These days, by following a few simple rules it is possible to create applications that will run on all UNIX and UNIX-like systems. You can find more details on Linux and UNIX standards in Chapter 18. UNIX Philosophy In the following chapters we hope to convey a flavor of Linux (and therefore UNIX) programming.

This is just about the simplest example there is, but if you can get this far with your system, you should be able to compile and run the remainder of the examples in the book. If this did not work for you, make sure that the C compiler is installed on your system. For example, many Linux distributions have an install option called Software Development (or something similar) that you should select to make sure the necessary packages are installed. Because this is the first program you’ve run, it’s a good time to point out some basics.

When we introduce them, we highlight important words in italics. Characters we want you to type are in bold font. We show keyboard strokes like this: Ctrl+A. qxd:WroxPro 10/1/07 7:13 AM Page xxix Introduction We present code and terminal sessions in three different ways: $ who root rick tty1 tty2 Sep 10 16:12 Sep 10 16:10 When the command line is shown, it’s in the style at the top of the code, whereas output is in the regular style. The $ is the prompt (if the superuser is required for the command, the prompt will be a # instead) and the bold text is what you type in and press Enter (or Return) to execute.

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