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UNIX for Programmers and Users, 3rd Edition


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  • NEW - New chapter on the Bash shell—The main shell in Linux.
    • Provides coverage of this popular operating system.

  • NEW - New information on Perl.
    • Keeps students abreast of the latest advancements in Perl.

  • NEW - New information on vi text editor.
    • Keeps students abreast of the latest advancements in vi text editor.

  • NEW - Improved exercises—Adds some easier exercises.
    • Gives beginning students even more opportunities to practice the concepts learned.

  • NEW - Improved labeling and captions of figures and examples.
    • Explains more clearly to students what they are looking at.

  • Concepts and related functions are grouped together.
  • Reference format.
    • Allows students to use the text as a reference long after the class is over.

  • Broad coverage.
    • Encourages students to “get up and running” as a user on a UNIX system regardless of what platform they are using.

  • Exploration of the Bourne, C, and Korn shells in detail.
    • Provides coverage of all the major UNIX shells.

  • Chapter Objectives, projects, exercises, and a quiz—Appear in each chapter.
    • Gives students an introduction to what they will be learning in the chapter as well as opportunities to practice and test their knowledge.

  • Numerous illustrations, source code, and examples—Appear throughout.
    • Draws students into the text.

  • A chapter on the Internet—Includes a history, overview, and perspectives.
    • Important to understand the Internet so as to better understand UNIX.

  • A chapter on Windowing Systems—Includes an overview of X Windows System.


  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 720
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-046553-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-046553-5

For an introductory course on UNIX.

UNIX for Programmers and Users, Third Edition follows in the tradition of previous editions to provide students with complete, up-to-date coverage of UNIX. In this new edition they will find information on basic concepts, popular utilities, shells, networking, systems programming, internals, system administration, and much more.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

 1. What Is UNIX?

 2. UNIX for Non-Programmers.

 3. The UNIX Shells.

 4. The Bourne Shell.

 5. The Korn Shell.

 6. The C Shell.

 7. Bash.

 8. The Bourne Again Shell.

 9. Networking.

10. The Internet.

11. Windowing Systems.

12. C Programming Tools.

13. Systems Programming.

14. UNIX Internals.

15. System Administration.

16. The Future.




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