The Linux Programming Interface

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Linux Programming Interface (published in October 2010, No Starch Press, ISBN 978-1-59327-220-3) is a detailed guide and reference for system programming on Linux and UNIX systems.

With 1552 pages, 115 diagrams, 88 tables, nearly 200 example programs, and over 200 exercises, TLPI is the most comprehensive description of Linux and UNIX system programming available. The author, Michael Kerrisk, is the maintainer of the Linux man-pages project, which documents the Linux kernel and glibc APIs. He has long been active in the documentation, testing, and design review of Linux kernel-userspace interfaces.

You can find out more information about the book using the links below.

    * Detailed description / Brief description
    * Reviews
    * Table of contents:
          o Chapter list
          o Detailed: with page numbers (PDF, 19 pages) or no page numbers (HTML)
    * Preface (PDF, 11 pages)
    * Bibliography (PDF, 9 pages)
    * Index (PDF, 60 pages)
    * Sample chapters:
          o Chapter 4: File I/O: The Universal I/O Model (PDF, 19 pages)
          o Chapter 24: Process Creation (PDF, 18 pages)
          o Chapter 52: POSIX Message Queues (PDF, 26 pages)
    * Source code for the example programs:
          o Source code download
          o Browse all examples online
          o Source code FAQ
    * Training courses
    * About the author
    * Errata
    * Translations
    * Frequently asked questions
    * Linux API changes since publication

The Linux Programming Interface A Linux And Unix System Programming Handbook


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