Download e-book for kindle: Beginning Linux Programming (4th Edition) by Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

By Neil Matthew, Richard Stones

ISBN-10: 0470147628

ISBN-13: 9780470147627

Beginning Linux Programming, Fourth version maintains its new angle to instructing UNIX programming in an easy and based means at the Linux platform. by using particular and practical examples, scholars study by way of doing, and may be able to circulation from being a Linux newbie to making customized functions in Linux. The ebook introduces basic techniques starting with the fundamentals of writing Unix courses in C, and together with fabric on uncomplicated method calls, dossier I/O, interprocess verbal exchange (for getting courses to paintings together), and shell programming. Parallel to this, the publication introduces the toolkits and libraries for operating with person interfaces, from less complicated terminal mode purposes to X and GTK+ for graphical consumer interfaces. complex issues are lined intimately comparable to methods, pipes, semaphores, socket programming, utilizing MySQL, writing purposes for the GNOME or the KDE machine, writing equipment drivers, POSIX Threads, and kernel programming for the newest Linux Kernel.

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When Linux starts an application, it can take into account the version of a library required by the application to prevent major new versions of a library from breaking older applications. 3 distribution. Your output may differ slightly if you are not using this distribution. 3. conf, which needs to be processed by ldconfig if changed (for example, if X11 shared libraries are added when the X Window System is installed). You can see which shared libraries are required by a program by running the utility ldd.

Standards:: Language standards supported by GCC. * Invoking GCC:: Command options supported by `gcc’. * C Implementation:: How GCC implements the ISO C specification. * C Extensions:: GNU extensions to the C language family. * C++ Extensions:: GNU extensions to the C++ language. * Objective-C:: GNU Objective-C runtime features. 8. Type ? for help, m for menu item. You’re presented with a long menu of options that you can select to move around a complete text version of the documentation. Menu items and a hierarchy of pages allow you to navigate a very large document.

Getting Help The vast majority of Linux systems are reasonably well documented with respect to the system programming interfaces and standard utilities. This is true because, since the earliest UNIX systems, programmers have been encouraged to supply a manual page with their applications. These manual pages, which are sometimes provided in a printed form, are invariably available electronically. The man command provides access to the online manual pages. The pages vary considerably in quality and detail.

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