Linux Programmer's Reference

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9780078825873: Linux Programmer's Reference

Author is a recognized Linux expert--PC Magazine calls Peterson ""an impressive technical writer."" Contains alphabetical reference of every major Linux command, syntax, description, and example. Provides time-saving insight as to when a certian command is better used over another. Efficiently covers the various Linux programmilng shells--BASH (standard, easy-to-use commands, TCSH (syntax similar to C, more of a traditional structure), and the Z shell (incorporates features of other two shells with better support for functions).

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Valuable programming syntax--and advice--for every Linux Programmer and user! Whether you're programming in the BASH, TCSH, or Z shell of Linux, this quick reference of precise programming syntax is useful to programmers at all levels. More than just an alphabetical sourcebook of Linux commands, it captures all the nuances of the various shells and lists them completely, providing syntax, brief explanations, and programming examples for each command, In addition, the author provides expert advice on how, when, and why to use each command, helping you choose the most suitable one for your particular task. You'll turn to this book again and again to achieve your programming goals and resolve dozens of issues as they come up. Find the essential Linux keywords, commands, and functions quickly. Use this handy reference as an idea source for application development. Perfect for programmers, application developers, and Linux users at every skill level.

About the Author:

Richard Petersen (Alameda, CA) has a M.L.I.S. 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 and The Linux Programmer's Reference.

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