search for books and compare prices
cover image
Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Prentice Hall
Publication date May 14, 2013
Pages 994
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780321637734
ISBN-10 0321637739
Dimensions 2.75 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 3.66 lbs.
Original list price $69.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification.


Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Rich’s pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.


This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous. Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms: Solaris 10, Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu version 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2).


As in previous editions, you’ll learn through examples, including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable, ISO C source code. More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what you’ve learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each reflecting contemporary environments.


Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for today’s systems, this third edition will be even more valuable.

Book cover for 9780201433074 Book cover for 9780201563177
With Stephen A. Rago | 2 edition from Prentice Hall (August 1, 2005)
9780201433074 | details & prices | 927 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 4.65 lbs | List price $79.99
About: "Stephen Rago's update is a long overdue benefit to the community of professionals using the versatile family of UNIX and UNIX-like operating environments.
from Addison-Wesley (May 1, 1992)
9780201563177 | details & prices | 7.75 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 3.20 lbs | List price $69.99
About: Bestselling UNIX author Rich Stevens offers application and system programmers his professional, experienced-based guidance on using the system call interface with C.
from Addison-Wesley (May 1, 1992)
9789990011272 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Book cover for 9780321637734
The price comparison is for this edition
With Stephen A. Rago | 3 edition from Prentice Hall (May 14, 2013)
9780321637734 | details & prices | 994 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 2.75 in. | 3.66 lbs | List price $69.99
About: For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. is not a bookseller, just an information source.