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book coverThe Linux Programming Interface – A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook, Michael Kerrisk, No Starch, 2010

This book is for programmers of C and C++ applications on Linux or Unix. Written in a precise style, it explains all the system calls in detail. There is much knowledge contained in this book, and it is the best reference I know of for this field. Hardcover, and at 1500 pages, you will be wanting a table to support it! Contents:

1   History and Standards
2   Fundamental Concepts
3   System Programming Concepts
4   File I/O: The Universal I/O Model
5   File I/O: Further Details
6   Processes
7   Memory Allocation
8   Users and Groups
9   Process Credentials
10   Times and Dates
11   System Limits and Options
12   Retrieving System and Process Information
13   File I/O Buffering
14   File Systems
15   File Attributes
16   Extended Attributes
17   Access Control Lists
18   Directories and Links
19   Monitoring File Events with inotify
20   Signals: Fundamental Concepts
21   Signals: Signal Handlers
22   Signals: Advanced Features
23   Timers and Sleeping
24   Process Creation
25   Process Termination
26   Monitoring Child Processes
27   Program Execution
28   Process Creation and Program Execution in More Detail
29   Threads: Introduction
30   Threads: Thread Synchronization
31   Threads: Thread Safety and Per-thread Storage
32   Threads: Thread Cancellation
33   Threads: Further Details
34   Process Groups, Sessions, and Job Control
35   Process Priorities and Scheduling
36   Process Resources
37   Daemons
38   Writing Secure Privileged Programs
39   Capabilities
40   Login Accounting
41   Fundamentals of Shared Libraries
42   Advanced Features of Shared Libraries
43   Interprocess Communication Overview
44   Pipes and FIFOs
45   Introduction to System V IPC
46   System V Message Queues
47   System V Semaphores
48   System V Shared Memory
49   Memory Mappings
50   Virtual Memory Operations
51   Introduction to POSIX IPC
52   POSIX Message Queues
53   POSIX Semaphores
54   POSIX Shared Memory
55   File Locking
56   Sockets: Introduction
57   Sockets: Unix Domain
58   Sockets: Fundamentals of TCP/IP Networks
59   Sockets: Internet Domains
60   Sockets: Server Design
61   Sockets: Advanced Topics
62   Terminals
63   Alternative I/O Models
64   Pseudoterminals
A   Tracing System Calls
B   Parsing Command-Line Options
C   Casting the NULL Pointer
D   Kernel Configuration
E   Further Sources of Information
F   Solutions to Selected Exercises
Bibliography
Index

Get it here at OPL     Amazon Review

Carleton Library     University of Ottawa

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