The Art of UNIX Programming
by Eric S. Raymond
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional 2003
Number of pages: 560
Topics covered: Why Unix (the term being defined to include Linux) is the way it is, and the people who made it that way. Commentary from Ken Thompson, Steve Johnson, Brian Kernighan, and David Korn enables readers to understand the thought processes of the creators of Unix.
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This book is about the X Window System. Some users describe it as the Unix and Linux graphics drivers. X11 is the graphical environment for Unix or Unix-like systems, including *BSD and GNU/Linux; it provides access to screen, keyboard, and mouse.
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A description of the features that are present in the Bash shell. GNU Bash is an implementation of the POSIX.2 specification, with additional features from the C-shell and Korn shell. Most Bourne shell scripts can be run by Bash without modification.
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