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The UNIX programming environment

The UNIX programming environment

Author: Brian W Kernighan; Rob Pike
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1984.
Series: Prentice-Hall software series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book describes the UNIX? programming environment and philosophy.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kernighan, Brian W.
UNIX programming environment.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1984
Named Person: Unix
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian W Kernighan; Rob Pike
ISBN: 0139376992 9780139376993 013937681X 9780139376818
OCLC Number: 10269821
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: UNIX for Beginners --
Day-to-day use: files and common commands --
More about files: directories --
The shell --
The rest of the UNIX system --
The File System --
The basics of files --
What's in a file? --
Directories and filenames --
Permissions --
Inodes --
The directory hierarchy --
Devices --
Using the Shell --
Command line structure --
Metacharacters --
Creating new commands --
Command arguments and parameters --
Program output as arguments --
Shell variables --
More on I/O redirection --
Looping in shell programs --
bundle: putting it all together --
Why a programmable shell? --
Filters --
The grep family --
Other filters --
The stream editor sed --
The awk pattern scanning and processing language --
Good files and good filters --
Shell Programming --
Customizing the cal command --
Which command is which? --
While and until loops: watching for things --
Traps: catching interrupts --
Replacing a file: overwrite --
Zap: killing proceses by name --
The pick command: blanks vs. arguments --
The news command: community service messages --
Get and put: tracking file changes --
Programming with Standard I/O --
Standard input and output: vis --
Program arguments: vis version 2 --
File access: vis version 3 --
A screen-at-a-time printer: p --
An example: pick --
On bugs and debugging --
An example: zap --
An interactive file comparison program: idiff --
Accessing the environment --
UNIX System Calls --
Low-level I/O --
File system: directories --
File system: inodes --
Processes --
Signals and interrupts.
Series Title: Prentice-Hall software series.
Other Titles: U.N.I.X. programming environment
Responsibility: Brian W. Kernighan, Rob Pike.


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