Beginning Linux Programming by Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

By Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

In case you have a few programming event and are able to enterprise into Linux programming, this up-to-date version of the bestselling entry-level e-book takes you there. The authors advisor you step-by-step, utilizing building of a CD database software to provide you hands-on event as you move from the elemental to the complicated. you will commence with primary innovations like writing Unix courses in C. you will examine easy approach calls, dossier I/O, interprocess communique, and shell programming. you will turn into expert with the toolkits and libraries for operating with consumer interfaces.The ebook starts off from the fundamentals, explaining how you can bring together and run your first software. New to this variation are chapters on MySQLÂR entry and management; programming GNOME and KDE; and Linux criteria for transportable purposes. insurance of kernel programming, equipment drivers, CVS, grep, and GUI improvement environments has elevated. This ebook grants useful wisdom for genuine wor ld program.

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The UNIX source code belongs to SCO. Many UNIX-like systems are available commercially, such as SCO’s Unixware, IBM’s AIX, HP’s HP-UX, and Sun’s Solaris. Some have been made available for free, such as FreeBSD and Linux. 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.

It’s true that UNIX was originally written in C and that the majority of UNIX applications are written in C, but C is not the only option available to Linux programmers, or UNIX programmers for that matter. In the course of the book, we’ll introduce a couple of the alternatives. In fact, the first version of UNIX was written in PDP 7 assembler language in 1969. C was conceived by Dennis Ritchie around that time, and in 1973 he and Ken Thompson rewrote essentially the entire UNIX kernel in C, quite a feat in the days when system software was written in assembly language.

Other options are passed on to one stage of processing. Some options control the preprocessor and others the com_ piler itself. Yet other options control the assembler and linker; most of these are not documented here, since you rarely need to use any of them. 14 Getting Started If we wish, we can read about the options that the compiler supports. The manual page in this case is quite long, but it forms only a small part of the total documentation for GNU C (and C++). When reading manual pages, we can use the spacebar to read the next page, Enter (or Return if your keyboard has that key instead) to read the next line, and q to quit altogether.

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