New PDF release: Beginning Linux Programming (Programmer to Programmer)

By Richard Stones, Neil Matthew

ISBN-10: 0764543733

ISBN-13: 9780764543739

What's this booklet approximately? If you have got put in Linux, or have entry to a model of UNIX, you have most likely gotten used to the surroundings and its configuration, but when you must begin programming, such a lot Linux books go away you by yourself. This ebook takes to the air the place they cease, exhibiting you the way to utilize the instruments UNIX bargains (which are incorporated as ordinary with any distribution of Linux) and begin programming UNIX for actual. starting Linux Programming, second version, concentrates on C programming, taking a look at the GNU instruments, and the UNIX C libraries, to educate you step-by-step easy methods to write, construct, and debug critical program code. during the booklet, you enhance an absolutely featured CD Database software, permitting you to work out the idea of every new subject utilized to a true program. in addition to dealing with uncomplicated dossier operations, enter and output and working with the way in which UNIX handles info, you find such complex themes as inter-process conversation, networking, and utilizing CGI scripting to construct an online interface — all the weather of client-server programming. you're additionally brought the GTK+ and also you the way to construct wealthy graphical person interfaces for X with GNOME. ultimately, there is an advent to gadget drivers, to provide you a window into the best way the Linux kernel itself works. you will additionally examine shell scripting for BASH, in addition to extra strong scripting languages — Tcl and Perl. What does this booklet conceal? The Perl language Programmming for GNOME(TM) POSIX(r) threads Kernel(r) programming most modern Linux kernel, present instruments and C libraries who's this publication for? you have to be happy with the fundamentals of utilizing Linux, with an excellent operating wisdom of the way to take advantage of and configure your approach. you'll want to additionally be aware of a few basic C. if you are conversant in uncomplicated programming recommendations, the operating examples within the booklet will quickly provide the self assurance to discover Linux's C libraries. you will find the programming instruments utilized in this ebook are integrated with nearly any Linux distribution, so this publication is all you want to start as a Linux programmer.

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To see what the less inside commands and options available on the UNIX operating system, press the H key to get the less help while less is running. The more or less commands can also be combined with other commands through pipes (see Chapter 7), which will make them more useful and flexible. 5 Joining and Displaying Files To display a file or several files in sequence, the cat (short for “concatenate”) command can accomplish this job. The syntax and function of the cat command are as follows.

Cp does not affect the original file, so it’s a good way to keep an identical backup of a file. For example: $ cp /etc/password password $ This command makes a copy of the /etc/password file into a file called password in the working directory. Another example: $ cp oldfile edirectory $ This puts a copy of the original file oldfile into an existing directory edirectory. 2. ” means the parent directory of the working directory. The following example can make a total copy of a directory in another directory.

Some UNIX operating systems restrict filenames to 14 characters. Most newer UNIX operating systems allow much longer filenames. A filename must be unique inside one directory, but two directories may have files with the same names. There are several commands that can be used to manage files. Some of them are discussed in this section. Some more will be introduced in different and proper sections in some following relevant chapters. 1 Copying File To copy a file, use the cp command. The syntax and function of cp command are as follows.

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