Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment (3rd Edition) by W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago

By W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago

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For greater than two decades, severe C programmers have depended on one booklet for sensible, in-depth wisdom of the programming interfaces that force the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ complicated Programming within the UNIX® setting . Now, once more, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has completely up-to-date this vintage paintings. the hot 3rd version helps today’s best structures, displays new technical advances and top practices, and aligns with model four of the one UNIX Specification.Steve conscientiously keeps the spirit and process that experience made this e-book so helpful. development on Rich’s pioneering paintings, he starts with documents, directories, and techniques, rigorously laying the basis for extra complicated ideas, comparable to sign dealing with and terminal I/O. He additionally completely covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.

This version covers greater than seventy new interfaces, together with POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, limitations, and POSIX semaphores. such a lot out of date interfaces were got rid of, with the exception of a number of which are ubiquitous. approximately all examples were established on 4 glossy structures: Solaris 10, Mac OS X model 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu model 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2).

As in earlier variants, you’ll study via examples, together with greater than 10000 strains of downloadable, ISO C resource code. greater than 400 method calls and capabilities are established with concise, entire courses that sincerely illustrate their utilization, arguments, and go back values. To tie jointly what you’ve discovered, the booklet provides numerous chapter-length case stories, each one reflecting modern environments.

Advanced Programming within the UNIX® atmosphere has helped generations of programmers write code with unheard of energy, functionality, and reliability. Now up to date for today’s platforms, this 3rd version may be much more worthy.

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Source line context is >>> "[ \t\n]"’ in character class [ number 1 <<< But a newline in a regexp constant works with no problem: $ awk ’$0 ˜ /[ \t\n]/’ here is a sample line here is a sample line Control-d gawk does not have this problem, and it isn’t likely to occur often in practice, but it’s worth noting for future reference. In this chapter: • How Input Is Split into Records • Examining Fields • Non-constant Field Numbers • Changing the Contents of a Field • Specifying How Fields Are Separated • Reading Fixed-Width Data • Multiple-Line Records • Explicit Input with getline 3 Reading Input Files In the typical awk program, all input is read either from the standard input (by default, this is the keyboard, but often it is a pipe from another command) or from files whose names you specify on the awk command line.

Matches the empty string at the beginning of a word. For example, /\ Matches the empty string at the end of a word. For example, /stow\>/ matches stow but not stowaway. , the word boundary). \y matches either ball or balls, as a separate word. \B Matches the empty string that occurs between two word-constituent characters. For example, /\Brat\B/ matches crate but it does not match dirty rat. \B is essentially the opposite of \y. There are two other operators that work on buffers.

The value of the built-in variable NF is the number of fields in the current record. Reaching the end of an input file terminates the current input record, even if the last character in the file is not the character in RS. ) The empty string "" (a string without any characters) has a special meaning as the value of RS. It means that records are separated by one or more blank lines and nothing else. See the section “Multiple-Line Records” later in this chapter for more details. If you change the value of RS in the middle of an awk run, the new value is used to delimit subsequent records, but the record currently being processed, as well as records already processed, are not affected.

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