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  1. #1
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2003

    C/C++ book or howto for Administrator programming..

    Does anybody have any good suggestion, tip of a good book or howto on C/C++ Linux programming (For system Administrators or something)

    Every howto i seem to find is about simple input from the user or howto program a calculator

    Something for executing system commands validate it, do something else with it, driver,sytem integration and so on.

    Administrator stuff...


  2. #2
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    May 2004
    Oxford, UK
    That really depends, can you code in C? You need to know C in order to do cool stuff. Many sysadmins just use perl or bash scripting etc, because if all you wanna do is administer Unix system, scripting does the job. However doing stuff like writing email servers, web servers, network packet sniffers etc, requires C and intimate knowledge of Unix system programming. By far the best books on Unix system programming are written by Richard Stevens:

    Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment
    Unix Network Programming Vol1 Networking APIs
    Unix Network Programming Vol2 Interprocess Communications

    Don't expect to cover and understand the whole material in a few months or so, it'll take much longer than that. Basically the books teach you how to become a very good Unix systems programmer.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru
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    Mar 2003
    Here's a treasure of C/C++ programming books that go well beyond the basics.

    Good Luck and have fun!
    Registered Linux user #346571
    "All The Dude ever wanted was his rug back" - The Dude

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