Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide (Osborne Mcgraw Hill))

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Learn the fundamentals of Linux programming by following the steps and examples in this easy-to-use guide. Linux expert Richard Petersen uses hands-on exercises to teach you how to program the BASH and TCSH shells, customize Linux using Perl, Tcl, and Gawk, and write GUI programs in Tk. You’ll also learn GUI programming techniques for interfaces such as the Gnome and KDE desktop environments. If you want to get started programming the Linux OS right away, this is the perfect self-paced learning solution for you. This Beginner’s Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: Modules: Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for linear learning Goals: Each module opens with the specific programming skills you’ll have by the end of the module Ask the Experts: Q&A sections throughout 1-Minute Drills: Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress Annotated Syntax: Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated Projects: Coding exercises contained in each module that build on one another, from simple to complex Mastery Checks: End-of-module reviews that test proficiency using multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions

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Richard Petersen (Berkeley, CA) has an MLIS in library and information studies and teaches UNIX and C/C++ courses at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Linux: The Complete Reference (first and second editions) and Academic Press' Introductory C: Pointers, Functions, and Files.

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