basic tools / Universal Unix

Toby Thain toby at
Tue Oct 17 06:39:04 AEST 2017

On 2017-10-16 2:16 PM, Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:
> Clem Cole <clemc at> writes:
>> When I answer questions on quora about learning Linux and other UNIX
>> derivative, I still point them at their book: *The Unix Programming
>> Environment*
> I never got around to reading that book until I'd been a sysadmin for
> about twenty years, and it was still a revelation.  I thought I'd just
> skim through it to sort of check it off the list, but I ended up
> learning a lot of great stuff.
> That one, and Kernighan and Pike: "The Practice of Programming", are two
> books I keep recommending to people.

"The Elements of Programming Style" remains as relevant as ever.


> -tih

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