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Compares to Stevens,
This review is from: The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook (Hardcover)
The author combines programming examples with substantial, well-written narratives that describe why things are so. By being devoted to linux, this book is more specific to Stevens, but compares to it. I hope the author will consider bringing some of the rich detail avilable here back into the man page system.
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Initial post: 29 Apr 2011 23:40:28 BDT
T. B. Gausen says:
I love the idea of having this kind of documentation available from the command line and elsewhere. Reading man pages is so dry. While a man page will often help me do what I need to get done (after some random experimentation with switches that seems to be related to my task), I rarely feel I understand anything in more depth after reading it. Of course, Kerrisk also need to make a living. I hope he does that by selling a million copies of this book!
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