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Re: [SLE] Looking for ...
Just to add to the other comments. For the most part, Linux provides many
of the standard Unix system calls. However, each version of Unix (eg. Irix,
Tru64 Unix, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris), have many extensions.
I have had my version of K&R since 1979, and learned C from it. The C
language has changed considerably and is now covered by an ISO standard.
There are many excellent books on C. I prefer those written by Harvey
Deitel (a former professor of mine). If you stick to ISO (ANSI) C your C
programs should be relatively portable across platforms. ISO C defines the
standard C library (mostly described in K&R).
Most C library and system calls are described by online man pages on SuSE
as well as other Unix systems. But you can also look at the header files
for some system calls.

On 27 Mar 2002 at 0:56, Maura Edelweiss wrote:

Does anyone know about some good examples of C code programs / routines
??? I wonder whther SuSE kit comes with something of this kind.
I only have the C manual by Kernighan and Ritchie.
For writing simple C program this is sufficient. However for system
calls it's not.

I remember all SGI UNIX (called IRIX) systems come with on-line
documentation of each C library function and program samples
illustrating how to use them.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.


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