Über den Autor
Michael Kerrisk has been using and programming UNIX systems for more than 20 years, and has taught many week-long courses on UNIX system programming. Since 2004, he has maintained the "man-pages" project, which produces the manual pages describing the Linux kernel and "glibc" programming APIs. He has written or co-written more than 250 of the manual pages and is actively involved in the testing and design review of new Linux kernel-userspace interfaces. Michael lives with his family in Munich, Germany.
The Linux Programming Interface is the definitive reference to the Linux and UNIX programming interface that's used by nearly every application that runs on a *NIX system. UNIX programming veteran Michael Kerrisk offers detailed descriptions and useful, real-world examples of the system calls and standard library functions needed to write powerful low-level applications, such as shells, terminal emulators, network servers, and many other vital system programs. Extensively indexed and heavily cross-referenced, The Linux Programming Interface is both an introductory guide for readers new to the topic of system programming, and a comprehensive reference for experienced developers. Although this book goes into detail on a wealth of Linux-specific features, it also devotes careful attention to contemporary UNIX programming standards and portability issues.
A guide to writing system programs for Linux and Unix, with unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage of the system programming interfaces
- Destined to become the essential reference for Linux and Unix system programming; fills a previously empty space in the market
- Author well-known in this space as the maintainer of the man-pages project and participant in the Linux developer community