If you need a break from widgets, sliders, plugins, social networking, mobile phone apps, and all the rest that comes with enacting our hyperconnected world, then take a look at this book. Return to Book Page. This book is a stunning example. Yet if you pare away the anachronism there Written in , The Unix Programming Environment introduces the reader to the then middle-aged Unix operating system. I started programming on a Unix system in with only the V6 documentation some written by Kernighan and the source code to learn from. Refresh and try again. In retrospect, not only was not an early stage of Unix’s evolution, in some respects it was the end of Unix evolution, at least in Bell Labs:

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Despite its age, this book remains remarkably relevant to modern Unix systems. Amazingly powerful and beautiful. April Learn how and when to remove this template environkent. Apr 30, Mark Schulz rated it it was amazing. Perfectly captures the Unix philosophy of breaking down complex tasks into smaller ones held together by glue code.

Mar 02, Anth1y rated it really liked it Shelves: The book addresses the Unix philosophy of small cooperating tools with standardized inputs and outputs. Jul 16, Ayush Bhat rated it it was amazing. Feb 06, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Prkgramming book is nearest place from the source of UNIX, so, full of anecdotes lives here. Mar 30, Pratik dhanave rated it it was amazing.


The UNIX Programming Environment by Brian W. Kernighan

Open Preview See a Problem? May 09, Akos Hochrein rated it liked it. Newsqueak Limbo Go Sawzall. Should be read by every programmer new to Linux. Using the Shell 4. Pravin Carvalho rated it it was amazing Jan 05, It contains tutorial introduction to get new users started as soon as possible, separate qnd on each major feature, and a reference manual.

UNIX Programming Enviornment

Next, it goes into the basics of the file system and shell. It’s actually quite awesome to see how a book which is almost as old as I am dated ’84 can still be relevant today, certainly if you keep into dnvironment that this book is covering a environmet in one of the fastest evolving disciplines today.

This book, more than any other, taught me to think the way a programmer thinks. This is my first contact UNIX. The book starts off with an introduction to Unix for beginners. InUnix had already been in development for 15 years sinceit had been published in a peer-reviewed journal 10 years earlier SOSP, “The UNIX Timesharing System”and at least seven official editions of its manuals had been published see Version ennvironment Unix.


However, UNIX is a timeless beauty.

This book show exactly why. The inventors of Unix envisioned information technology as a fluid composition of interconnected operations. Front cover of The Unix Programming Environment. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to become a sysadmin. Brian Wilson Kernighan is a computer scientist who worked at Bell Labs alongside Programmig creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie and contributed greatly to Unix and its school of thought.

In retrospect, not only was not an early stage of Unix’s evolution, in some respects it was the end of Unix evolution, at least in Bell Labs: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 06, Jonathan Dowland rated it really liked it.

This is the third time I have read the book and I programimng it just as useful and illuminating as the first time. Feb 17, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: