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This book is highly recommended, 13 Jun. 2001
As one of the technical editors of this book I can certainly recommend it to anybody who wants to learn Linux System Programming. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers generic UNIX system services, but with a particular eye towards Linux-specific information. This portion of the book will be of use even to advanced programmers who have worked with other UNIX systems since it will cover Linux-specific details and differences. For programmers without UNIX experience, it will be even more valuable. The second section covers material that is entirely Linux specific. These are truly advanced topics, and are the techniques that the gurus use to build great applications. While this book will focus mostly on the Application Programming Interface (API) provided by the Linux kernel and C library, a preliminary introduction to the development tools available will allow all who purchase the book to make immediate use of Linux.