5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A must-have book for UNIX system call programming,
By A Customer
This review is from: Advanced Unix Programming (Paperback)
The author knew the original developers of UNIX, and it shows in the quality of the information in the book. Also the writing style and the contents are both very good indeed - to the point, yet detailed where needed. Has examples on basic system calls for file and process management, terminal I/O, IPC, etc. Each chapter ends with a section on portability between various flavors of UNIX. Uses an example of a creating a simple DBMS to illustrate many of the topics. BYTE magazine gave it a very good review. Buy it !