From the Back Cover
Linux is quickly becoming the operating system of the future. With easily downloaded information from the Internet, relentless programmers coming up with newer versions with greater potential, and the practically cost-free reality of Linux, learning to program it has become a necessity for serious operating system administrators and systems developers. With Sams Teach Yourself Linux Programming in 24 Hours, Complete Learning Edition, you will have the perfect starter kit to get up and running with Linux programming. Learn the basics, necessities, and then the more advanced topics that everyday Linux programmers encounter-all through easy, step-by-step solutions that walk you through the instructions and practices.