UNIX and General Information
There are many available Unix books representing a wide range
of presentation. With the rapid increase in popularity of Linux (the free (!), Open Source
version of Unix originally implemented on the PC architecture), many of
the available references focus on that particular flavour of Unix. If
this is your first experience with Linux, I suggest that you first
browse the Operating Systems section of the University Bookstore (or
any other bookstore with a decent computers section), to find something
which appears suited to you. The following books are fairly
representative and should be widely available.
- Learning the Unix Operating System; Peek, O'Reilly
Associates. ($20.96 from Chapters.ca).
An earlier version of this guide provided a good, quick introduction to
Unix, but didn't cover any of the popular editors.
- Unix in a Nutshell: System V Edition; Robbins,
& Associates. ($43.95 from Chapters.ca).
- Linux in a Nutshell; Siever et al,
& Associates. ($43.36 from Chapters.ca).
tome with Linux emphasis.
- Unix for the Impatient, 2nd ed.; Abrahams and
(824 pages, $52.50 from Chapters.ca).
Quite comprehensive; covers both 'vi' and 'emacs'
and will provide more than enough information for this course.
- The Unix Programming Environment; Kernighan and
(350 pages, $46.16 from Chapters.ca).
A classic Unix reference which, although old,
is still well worth studying for those of you interested in becoming