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Unix Programming Environment (Prentice-Hall Software Series) (original 1984; edition 1984)

by Brian W. Kernighan, Rob Pike

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Designed for first-time and experienced users, this book describes the UNIX® programming environment and philosophy in detail. Readers will gain an understanding not only of how to use the system, its components, and the programs, but also how these fit into the total environment.
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Title:Unix Programming Environment (Prentice-Hall Software Series)
Authors:Brian W. Kernighan
Other authors:Rob Pike
Info:Prentice Hall (1984), Paperback, 357 pages
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Contents
Preface
1. UNIX for Beginners
2. The File System
3. Using the Shell
4. Filters
5. Shell Programming
6. Programming with Standard I/0
7. UNIX System Calls
8. Program Development
9. Document Preparation
Epilog
Appendix 1. Editor Summary
Appendix 2. hoc Manual
Appendix 3. hoc Listing
Index ( )
  knoba | Oct 12, 2020 |
This book, copyright 1984, is not one's typical software read. Typical books on software deal with the latest and greatest that's coming down the pike. Instead, this book is a reminder of what is great in the UNIX operating system. It harkens back to the days when assembly coding was common and programming in C was considered more cutting edge.

So why is this worth a programmer's time to read over thirty years later in an era of object-orientation and machine-learning? The answer to this question is not vexing; indeed, it is simple. Great ideas transformed into great inventions deserve great study.

This book's epilog sums up this advice in describing four elements of UNIX's style:

1. "Let the machine do the work."
2. "Let other people do the work. Use programs that already exist as building blocks in your programs..."
3. "Do the job in stages. Build the simplest thing that will be useful, and let your experience with that determine what (if anything) is worth doing next."
4. "Build tools. Write programs that mesh with the existing environment, enhancing it rather than merely adding to it." ( )
  scottjpearson | Jan 25, 2020 |
Organizations are faced with challenge to manage larger volume of data. When data volume of a business increase, cost of storage also increase. Disaster Recovery or the effect of data on DR processes are also the reasons due to which organizations adopt data archiving in order to streamline data management, easy access to important data and disaster recovery process. https://sharearchiver.com/software-features/storage-management-software/
  ShareArchiver | Apr 10, 2018 |
Before there was bash, before Ruby or PHP or Python or Perl, before X Windows, there was The Shell. ( )
  jrep | Dec 22, 2010 |
This book, as well as "The C Programming Language" by Kernighan and Ritchie are the bibles of Unix and C programming, in my opinion. These are from the command line days, but they are still timeless reading. Highly recommended. ( )
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