This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Advanced Linux Programming is divided into two parts. The first covers generic UNIX system services, but with a particular eye towards Linux specific information. This portion of the book will be of use even to advanced programmers who have worked with other Linux systems since it will cover Linux specific details and differences. For programmers without UNIX experience, it will be even more valuable. The second section covers material that is entirely Linux specific. These are truly advanced topics, and are the techniques that the gurus use to build great applications. While this book will focus mostly on the Application Programming Interface (API) provided by the Linux kernel and the C library, a preliminary introduction to the development tools available will allow all who purchase the book to make immediate use of Linux.6.3.2 Accessing Devices by Opening Files How do you use these devices? In the case of character devices, it can be quite simple: Open the device as if it were a normal file, and read from or write to it. You can even use normal file commandsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Advanced Linux Programming|
|Author||:||CodeSourcery LLC, Mark L. Mitchell, Alex Samuel, Jeffrey Oldham|
|Publisher||:||Sams Publishing - 2001-06-11|