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Linux Programming by Example

by: Kurt Wall

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Publisher: QUE,Jan/Feb-2000

Category: LINUX Level:

ISBN: 0789722151
ISBN13: 9780789722157

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  Linux Programming By Example introduces programmers with some background in C but no knowledge of the specifics of Linux programming to the fundamentals of Linux system programming and application development. Topics covered include using GNU development tools, system programming, file handling in Linux, interprocess communication, network programming, application programming interfaces, debugging and memory management, and version control and software distribution.


      Student-friendly pedagogical tools--Include Tips, Notes, Cautions, Cross-References and Chapter Summaries.

Helps guide students through the chapters.

Structured programming techniques.

Helps students develop a structured programming technique to isolate problems, write correct problems faster, and produce easy-to-maintain programs.

Discusses how Linux works at the system level.

Provides students with the framework to learn how to program and manipulate processes in a Linux environment.

Focuses on examples to illustrate key concepts.

Reinforces student learning by explaining a concept and illustrating it with an example.

      Author Bio

  Kurt Wall has been using UNIX since 1993 and has been hooked on Linux for nearly as long. He currently maintains the Informix on Linux FAQ and is President of the International Informix Users Group's Linux Special Interest Group. He is Vice President of the Salt Lake Linux Users Group, where he recently gave a presentation on Linux and databases. Formerly employed with US West, Kurt now writes and edits full time. He recently completed his first book, Linux Programming Unleashed.

Table of Contents



      1. Compiling Programs.

2. Controlling the Build Process--GNU make.

3. About the Project.


      4. Processes.

5. Signals.

6. System Calls.

7. Basic Linux File Handling.

8. Advanced Linux File Handling.

9. Daemons.


      10. The Database API.

11. Screen Manipulation with ncurses.

12. Advanced ncurses Programming.

13. The Sound API: OSS/Free.

14. Creating and Using Programming Libraries.


      15. Pipes and FIFOs.

16. Shared Memory.

17. Semaphores and Message Queues.

18. TCP/IP and Socket Programming.


      19. Tracking Source Code Changes: The Revision Control System.

20. A Debugging Toolkit.

21. Software Distribution.

22. Programming Project: A Music CD Database.


      A: Additional Resources.

B: Additional Programming Tools.