The Design of the Unix Operating System
Bach, M. J.
The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 BSD Unix
Leffler, S.J.,McKusick, M.K., Karels,M.J., &
The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Unix
McKusick, M.K., Bostic, K.,Karels,M.J., & Quarterman,
The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating
McKusick, M.K., Neville-Neil, G.V.
Unix Systems for Modern Architectures
Mauro, J.,McDougall, R.
2001 Prentice-Hall (NB: 2nd ed in press)
Unix System Architecture
The Magic Garden Explained
Goodheart, B. & Cox, J.
Paperbacks purchased from
The Book Cache
in Anchorage, 1981 or 1982 by an
end user who needed
to know more:
$14.95 The Elements of Programming Style
SECOND EDITION Brian
W. Kernighan (Bell Laboratories, Myrray Hill, New Jersey)
P.J.Plauger (Yourdon, Inc.; New York, New York McGraw-Hill Book
Copyright 1978, 1974 by Bell Telephone Laboratories,
QA76.6K47 1978 001.6'42
1. Introduction 2. Expression 3.
Structure 4. Program Structure 5. Input and Output 6. Common
Efficiency and Instrumentation 8. Documentation
The C Programming
Language Brian W. Kernighan Dennis M.
Ritchie Copyright 1978 by Bell
Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated
QA76,73,C15K47 001.6'424 77-28983 ISBN
3. Control Flow 4. Functions and
Structure 7. Input and Output 8. The
PREFACE C was originally designed for and
operating system ...
[footnote: UNIX is
a Trademark of
Bell Labortatories. The UNIX operating system is available under
Western Electric, Greensboro, N.C.]
, the C
compiler, and essentiallly all UNIX
applications programs (including all of the
software used to prepare this book)
are written in C. Production compilers also
exist for several other machines,
including the IBM System/370, the Honeywell
6000, and the Interdata 8/32. C is
not tied to any particular hardware or
system, however, and it is easy to write
programs that will run without change
on any machine that supports
... tutorial introduction ... Most of
the treatment is
based on ... real examples .... For the most part, the
examples are complete,
real programs ....
Brian W. Kernighan Dennis M.
Not really a correction, but something that
perhaps should be
UNIX V3, and UNIX Version 7 source code
was released by
Caldera, about 2000. I have v7.tar.gz and sys3.tar.gz in a
ancient. The files are dated 1979, so any method or concept
in these systems
is public knowledge.
One of the things my
spouse has complained about for over 30 years is
the fact that I retain so much
of the stuff that I acquire. So, about
10 minutes ago, I got my copy of "UNIX
(R) System Software Readings"
from the shelf. "This volume presents the
proceedings of AT&T
Unix Pacific Co., Ltd.'s UNIX System Software Technology
Seminar for the
Asia/Pacific region held in July, 1986," it begins. "This
explains new software technologies used in UNIX System V Release
newly announced by AT&T. The small book contains an
Larry Crume (then President of AT&T Unix Pacific);
the Keynote "Beyond UNIX"
by Brian W. Kernighan; "Streams Technology,"
by Gilbert J. McGrath; "Networking
Architecture and Protocol," by
Laurence M. Brown; "Distributed UNIX
System--Remote File Sharing," by
Arthur L. Sabsewitz; "Directions in
Internationalization" by Gary L.
Lindgren; and "The Shell--Past, Present, and
Future" by David G. Korn.
--- Peter H. Salus
Laboratories UNIX Sytem Readings and Applications Volume 1
AT&T Bell Laboratories UNIX Syatem Readings and
2 Prentice-Hall 1987 0-13-939845-7
Pacific Co.,Ltd UNIX System Software Readings
Prentice-Hall 1988 0-13-938358-1
AT&T Bell Labratories Technical
Journal "A Stream Input-Output
System" Dennis Ritchie, 1984 Vol. 63, pp.
1577-1593 Oct. 1984
Proceedings of the 1989 Summer USENIX Conference,
"Out-of-Band Communications in STREAMS" S. Ragos, 1989
"UNIX System V Release 3.2 - STREAMS Primer" Prentice Hall, 1989
AT&T "UNIX Streams Release 3.2 - STREAMS Programmer's Guide"
Proceedings of the 1986 Summer USENIX
Conference, Alanta, GA
"A Framework for Networking in System V" D.
Olander, G. McGrath, R. Israel, 1986
note->This is the orginal paper
to describe the implmentation of STREAMS and
TLI in System V.
Network Programming" W. Richard Stevens, 1990
Prentice Hall Software
note->The Prentice Hall Software
Series had Brian W.
Kerningham as an advisor for the series.
Unix Network Programming W. Richard Stevens Prentice Hall
Series ISBM 0-13-949876-1 Copyright 1990
My info matches
post. I added ISBN
This does not go back to the
70s or 80s, but it predates the SCOG suits.
Bookshelf of UNIX References on
, January 9, 1999.
UNIX CD Bookshelf, 2nd
February 24, 2000.
Bookshelf, Third Edition
, January, 2003.
The Unix Programming Environment
Brian W Kernighan
(C) Bell Laboratories,
It touches on internals in the
chapters dealing with
system calls and the file system.
interesting ... UNIX Papers for Unix Developers & Power Users
for UNIX Developers
and Power Users
Edited by Mitchell
Something I've had sitting around in my office for
the past 19 years,
and I only just now pulled down, to peruse for this topic.
some of the interesting excerpts from the table of contents:
Part I, Introductory Illuminations:
Wrongs (Dan Franklin)
The UNIX Philosophy
UNIX, C, and
The Portable Operating System
BSD and System V: Two Families
The Future of UNIX
Part II, Arcana
Device Drivers Under UNIX (George Pajari)
File Systems, Streams and Transport Level Interface (John Emrich)
Unix (Geoff Kuenning)
Part III, Esoterica
A UNIX Port to the 80286 (Anthony D.
UNIX Port to the 80386 (David Robboy)
The Future of UNIX and Open System Standards
The interesting thing is, the preface of the book
UNIX Papers is a compendium of exciting ideas, methods,
tips, tutorials and insights into UNIX written for UNIX power users,
developers, and programmers.
Slipping to Part 3, the
introduction reads as
One thing was clear when the
contributors set out to write UNIX
Papers: market conditions were ripe for
licensed AT&T UNIX clones to appear
on new 32 bit microprocessors such as
the Intel 80386 and the Motorola MC68030.
As UNIX proliferated on these chips,
programmers would find themselves faced
with opportunities to write code for
these machines. We thus felt that knowing
how these UNIX ports were
accomplished and what trade-offs had to be made would
be of interest to
application programers, because any quirk of the
microprocessor would also be
present for the application program. Also, at the
time of this book's
publication there was increasing interest in parallel
processing, using multiple
computers to work on a single program, and the uses
of UNIX in real-time
As you can see, the purpose of
the book was to
provide information on methods and concepts (ideas, insights and
tips) for UNIX
in general, and specifically on Intel processors, and includes
It appears to me to be yet another
stampede of stallions,
form the tSCOg barn.
USENIX conference "Refer"
Link to List
On the list above UNIX
Unleshed has the listing:
Dulaney 39.95 0672304023
have a copy of UNIX
UNLEASHED ISBN 0-672-30402-3 dated 1994. Price was
$49.99. Dulaney is not
listed as the author anywhere in the book. But the
list of authors in this book
does include a batch of people.
Partial List as
of the 1994 First
Susan Peppard first started working with UNIX
Pete Holsberg was Mercer College Sys Admin for their UNIX
books on C and UNIX tools and worked for Macmillian Publishing as
tech editor or
S. Lee Henry wrote sys admin column
for SunExpert Magazine and
had 12 years experience as a UNIX programer/sys admin
worked at AT&T Bell Labs, USL , and Novell.
Co-authored Novell's Guide to
UNIXWare for Novell Press.
Valley who wrote UNIX Progammer's Quick
Reference in 1990 (ISBN: 0 880 22535 1
), UNIX Progammer's Reference in 1991 (
ISBN: 0 880 22536 X ), UNIX Desktop
Guide to the Korn Shell in 1992 ( ISBN: 0
672 48513 3 )and C Programming for
UNIX in 1992 (ISBN: 0 672 48518 4 ).
Sydney S. Weinstein who was a
contributing author to UNIX Programmer's
Reference. Also was a contributing
editor for C Users Journal.
And others but
no mention of Dulaney.
AT&T "UNIX System V Release 3.2 - STREAMS Programmer's
Guide" Prentice Hall, 1989
The UNIX source code sold on
I have the second edition, bought second hand, of "The Unix
Operating System" by
Kaare Christian from 1988, published by John Wiley &
sons. 455 pp. (ISBN
0-471-84781-X) It includes descriptions of a lot of methods
But, notably, the cover says within a
text box: "Includes AT&T's System V Release 2 and Berkeley's
Could that indicate that the the actual source code
included (possibly on floppy disks) when originally sold?!
are some other books by Kaare Christian as from Amazon.com:
The Unix Operating System (Hardcover, 3rd edition) (Wiley
Computing) by Kaare Christian and Susan Richter (Hardcover - 1994)
The Unix Operating System (Wiley Professional Computing) by Kaare
Susan Richter (Paperback - Nov 1993)
* Xenix Command
by Kaare Christian and Susan Richter (Paperback - Mar 1989)
* The C
and Unix Dictionary: From Absolute Pathname to Zombie by Kaare
(Paperback - Sep 1988)
* The UNIX Command Reference Guide: The
Fifty UNIX Commands by Kaare Christian (Paperback - Jan 11, 1988)
Unix Text Processing System by Kaare Christian (Paperback - Oct
Writing a Unix Device Driver Janet I. Egan and Thomas J.
Wiley & Sons, Inc. Copyright 1988 ISBN 0-471-62811-5
This book is based on a MASSCOMP manual
"Guide to Writing a Unix Device
Driver". It is based on a MASSCOMP
implmentation of Unix that was named
RTU. It also has appendicies containing
information that is specific to
BSD 4.2 and Xenix.
Does anyone remember
Xenix? I believe it was originally created by
Microsoft under license from
AT&T, and then later purchased by SCO
when Microsoft lost interest in it. I
wonder how many methods and
concepts escaped into the wild during those days.
Advanced Programming in the Unix(r) Environment W. Richard
Publisher : Addison Wesley Copyright date : 1993 ISBN : 0-201-56317-7
Covers virtually all aspects of the claimed methods and concepts,
extensive signal, pipe and IPC information (amongst other things that
not be minimised).
A Practical Guide to Unix System V by Mark
G. Sobell 2nd Ed, 1991 ISBN
0-8053-7560-0 Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.
It is about Release 4. Not really about internals, but full of M &
cursory scan of some items listed in Exhibit B as
being included improperly in
Novell's version of SUSE and
contents of Mr Rochkind book
shows some matches, such as:
Then again it may be that he didn't know anything
about these subjects
until he found out about them through Novell's and IBM's
release of the
information! In which case I am certain such an upstandingly
person would have obtained Novell's and IBM's permission to mention
use their Methods and Concepts.
The Bell System Technical
Journal, July-Aug 1978, Vol 57, No 6, Part2 is all
about "Unix Time-Sharing
It contains a number of papers describing
the design of Unix.
The UNIX Time-sharing System.
Portability of C programming language and the
UNIX on a
The UNIX Operating system as a base
A couple of other books that concentrate on
The UNIX Philosophy by Mike Gancarz
The Art of UNIX Progamming by Eric S. Raymond
The Bell System Technical Journal
written this one up too, when I noticed your post. Mine has
further info, so
I'll post it anyway:
This collection of journals is
subtitled “UNIX Time-Sharing
System” and comprises pages 1897-2312,
so presumably the earlier
pages belonged to earlier volumes, or earlier parts of
the same volume.
The preface starts thus:
“Since 1962, The
Bell System Technical Journal has published over
90 articles on computer
programming. Although that number is not
insignificant, it is only about 6
percent of all the articles published
in the B.S.T.J. during that period.
Publications of the B.S.T.J. tend
to reflect the amount of activity in many
areas of technology at Bell
Laboratories, but that has certainly not been true
programming work. Better indicators of the importance of
for current Bell Laboratories work are the following:
“(i) 25 percent of the technical staff spent more than 50
of their time on programming, or related work, in 1977.
“(ii) 25 percent of the professional staff recruited in
majored in computer science.
“(iii) 40 percent of the
employees entering the Bell Laboratories
Graduate Study Program in 1977 are
majoring in computer science.”
This is the contents list, printed
on the front and back covers:
Preface Foreword The UNIX Time-Sharing
System UNIX Implementation A
Retrospective The UNIX Shell The C Programming
Language Portability of C
Programs and the UNIX System The MERT Operating System
UNIX on a
Microprocessor A Minicomputer Satellite Processor System
Preparation Statistical Text Processing Language Development Tools
Programmer's Workbench The UNIX Operating System as a Base for
Microcomputer Control of Apparatus, Machinery, and
Experiments Circuit Design
Aids A Support Environment for MAC-8 Systems
No. 4 ESS Diagnostic Environment
RBCS/RCMAS - Converting to the MERT
Operating System The Network Operations
Here are the subheadings of selected titles:
UNIX Time-Sharing System, by D M Ritchie & K Thompson: I.
Hardware and Software Environment III. The File System
3.1 Ordinary files 3.2
Directories 3.3 Special files 3.4 Removeable file
systems 3.5 Protection 3.6 I/O
calls IV. Implementation of the File
System V. Processes and Images 5.1
Processes 5.2 Pipes 5.3 Execution of
programs 5.4 Process synchronization 5.5
Termination VI. The Shell 6.1
Standard I/O 6.2 Filters 6.3 Command separators;
multitasking 6.4 The
shell as a command; command files 6.5 Implementation of the
Initialization 6.7 Other programs as shell VII. Traps VIII.
The “Influences” section seems
particularly relevant. It
“The success of UNIX lies not so
much in new inventions but rather
in the full exploitation of a carefully
selected set of fertile ideas,
and especially in showing that they can be keys
to the implementation of
a small yet powerful operating system.
“The fork operation, essentially as we implemented it, was
in the GENIE time-sharing system. On a number of points we
influenced by Multics, which suggested the particular form of the I/O
and both the name of the shell and its general
take: history repeats itself.
UNIX Implementation, by K Thompson: I.
Introduction II. Process Control
2.1 Process creation and program execution 2.2
Synchronization and scheduling III. I/O System 3.1 Block I/O system
Character I/O system 3.2.1 Disk drivers 3.2.2 Character lists 3.2.3
character devices IV. The File System 4.1 File system
implementation 4.2 Mounted
file systems 4.3 Other system functions
Contributing Authors, in no
particular sequence: T H Crowley M D McIlroy
E N Pinson B A Tague D M Ritchie K
Thompson S R Bourne S C Johnson M E
Lesk B W Kernighan H Lycklama D L Bayer C
Christensen J F Ossanna, Jr L
E McMahon L L Cherry R Morris T A Dolotta R C
Haight J R Mashey G W R
Luderer J F Maranzano B C Wonsiewicz A R Storm J D
Sieber A G Fraser H D
Rovegno S P Pekarich E R Nagelberg M A Pilla H Cohen J C
The Bell System Technical Journal
BSTJ contained articles covering everything that the Labs did.
There were two
special UNIX issues: in 1978 and in 1984 (vol. 63, No. 8
[October]. They were
referred to as the "blue" and the "yellow" issues
of BSTJ. They were reprinted
in maroon covers by Prentice-Hall in 1987.
(2) E.I. Organick's "The
Multics System" was published by MIT Press in
1972 (with further printings in
1976, 1980 and 1981). ISBN 0-262-15012-3
(3) For some unknown reason, one
of my favorite books has gone unlisted
so far: S.R. Bourne, The UNIX System
(Addison-Wesley, 1983). ISBN
There were actually two issues of the Technical
Journal that consisted primarily
of Unix papers. The July-August 1978, Vol. 57,
No 6, Part 2 of the
System Technical Journal
and the October
1984 Vol. 63, No. 8, Part 2 of the
AT&T Bell Laboratories Technical
(the Bell System breakup was
1 January 1984 -- I'll never forget
1/1/84) both had a lot of excellent
information about various pieces of Unix,
setting forth the Unix philosophy,
many details of Unix (including some
internals, and a lot more.
two issues there were 34 papers on
Unix and C, and a few others less
have a book "UNIX Papers" Edited by The Waite Group. First Printing
Howard W.Sams & Company. isbn 0-672-22578-6
The book opens with:
To my Dad, James Waite, who gave me
the freedom to explore the
unknown and the courage to say what I
Interesting book not in your
Dear PJ, I own a book which is quite interesting. I think it should
in your list.
"UNIX Internals A practical approach" by Steve D.
Published in 1996,
it has a foreword by Gary Daniels, then oldSCO's Vice
Products Division), whose last sentence is: "By
providing the means for users to
gain practical insight into the UNIX
kernel without access to source code, this
book presents a new and
innovative approach which I am sure will appeal to all
The preface introduction starts with: "This book
describes the internals
of SCO OpenServer Release 5, the version of the UNIX
supplied by The Santa Cruz Operation."
And indeed the
book is very detailed: never showing source code, the
Author swims through the
flow of control of OpenServer using debuggers
and describing data structures.
Methods and concepts. And gems like a
detailed description of ELF in chapter 6,
Steve Pate's UNIX System Internals: A Practical
Approach (Addison-Wesley, 1996) gives a detailed explanation of the SCO
OpenServer kernel and is an excellent reference to use when running SCODB."
Well I guess that would be:
Tools", by Jerry Peek, Tim O'Reilly, and Mike Loukides. O'Reilly,
"Introduction to Operating Systems" by Ann McIver
(lots of Lovelace, Djikstra, and Knuth quotes/examples)
SAMS "Teach Yourself C In 21 Days"
TCP/IP In 24 Hours"
SAMS "Linux Programming
"Real World Linux
Security" by Bob Toxen (great
These books date from the 1980's or
1990's, esp. the first
editions. I consider them to be essential to truly be a
*nix/Linux power user in
this day and age. Also (just for PJ) the entire
contents of the man pages and
the entire contents of the
(the "HOWTO's" and
"Guides" are my favorites, I keep local copies.
You too can download them in
tar.gz format, or whatever you prefer such as
Postscript or html.)....
let's not forget
UNIX Guru Universe
USENIX and SAGE
, and a
great collection of links
this: There is *tonnes* of material out there and available to anyone at
or no cost other than time and bandwidth. Further to the point, one
replicate any sort of halfway decent *nix system with the
materials, all of which are public knowledge. Not easy, but it
*could* be done.
Alternatively, you can spend a few dollars and buy or print it
all in book
format. I did just that. Even the
[Intel] publish these things.
first Unix users' manual (3rd Nov 1971).
I have a copy of "The Encyclopedia of Coumputer Science and
Second edition (c) 1983 Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc.
This is a large encyclopedia (bought second hand from
a library) and is
over 1600 pages. It includes some details on Unix, and in the
on operating systems, "A Model of Multitask Systems" describing how
operating system works. I think there would be sufficient detail to
full OS based on this description.
I also have a copy of "UNIX The book"
(c) 1982 MF Banahan and A Rutter,
reprint 1990 ISBN 0 905104 21 8.
is mainly aimed at the user, but with details for the techie types
programmers. It includes details of the standard library calls,
and the error and signal numbers and names (taken from
errno.h and signal.h).
Deitel's OS textbook from the early '80s (don't have a copy
here at work
right now...) had an appendices on: CP/M, VMS, Unix, MVS, and
including a brief discussion of kernel internals for each OS.
"Unix Internals" Shaw, M. C. and Shaw S. S. 1987, McGraw-Hill,
It includes system calls and
One of the earlier books is "A
commetary on the sixth edition UNIX
operating system" from 1977, by John
This was a textbook from the University
of New South Wales, but it
was widely illegally copied. It was
posted on Usenet
. Every UNIX hacker worthy of the name at that time had a
copy of the Lions book.
It seems that AT&T never
bothered very much
to halt the spread of this book. It would have been useless
after the book got loose on Usenet.
Later Caldera gave
permission for it
to be distributed, along with some ancient UNIX source code
(V1 -V7 & 32V).
I have a copy of the book, the 32V source code and a license
Another Book by W. Richard Stevens
Illustrated, Volume 2: The Implementation Gary R. Wright, W.
Addison-Wesley ISBN 0-201-63354-X second edition, 1995
On more than 1100
pages, it contains the complete source code for the
TCP/IP network stack of
4.4BSD-Lite Distribution (heavily commented),
together with an excellent
from the preface:
A special thanks to the
consulting editor, Brian Kernighan, for his
rapid, thorough, and helpful reviews
throughout the course of the
project, and his continued encouragement and
Addison-Wesley sells a boxed edition of the whole
series that comes with
a poster showing the most important data structures and
Advanced Programming in the UNIX
Environment is another classic by the
I have the version
which Rago has updated i.e. the second edition.
Addison-Wesley 2005 ISBN
One pair of things not yet mentioned are: UNIX
Review and UNIX World
Both were "popular" magazines that discussed Methods and
well as containing source code. These are "available" on the web,
someone produced CD's of back issues- I think it was the then new owner
Dr.Dobbs' Magazine (IDG?). Even old Byte magazine had M&C and
popularity, Windows Tech Journal had articles on M&C.
There was also a ROOT
magazine, I forget what that morphed into.
R. Nigel Horspool,
The Berkeley UNIX Environment (2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall
Canada, 1992) [first Ed.
was called C Programming in the UNIX
Environment]. ISBN 0-13-089368-4.
W. F. Jolitz & L. G. Jolitz, The Basic Kernel Source Code
[386BSD] (Peer-to-Peer, 1996). ISBN 1-57398-026-9.
McKusick mentions Jolitz' work in the passage cited by PJ
at the head of all
Don't forget Bill & Lynne Jolitz' 18-part series on
386BSD in DDJ.
By the Jolitz' in (I believe) DDJ around 1988 -
89 with lots of
implementing code for various parts of the (then) latest BSD.
I also have a large number of editions of the C Users Jouranl from
1990 to about 1995. I'll have to see what is in there - I seem to
a series on the Unix scheduler.
DDJ Search for Jolitz
Porting Unix to the 386: the
(Original dated 1991 at
"Structured Computer Organization", by Andrew
Tanenbaum, (c) 1984, ISBN
0-13-854605. This book talks about a lot of
fundamental methods and
concepts, it talks about Multics *and* UNIX.
Apparently there is a long list of
J. The Design of the UNIX Operating System. Englewood Cliffs,
Prentice-Hall, 1986. A technical discussion of the internals of the UNIX
V operating system, written shortly before System V, Release 3.
outdated, but still very useful.
Dowd, Kevin. High
Computing. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1993.
Discusses the basics
of modern workstation architecture, understanding and
benchmarks, and methods for improving performance of
[my comment - I wonder if this covers profiling?]
There are two
approaches to understanding UNIX, besides
understanding it as a user. The first
approach is the system level approach,
which attempts to explain the system in
terms of the services it provides to
applications, and covers the API
(Application Program Interface) of the
operating system in some depth. This is
most useful to programmers wishing to
develop applications that can take full
advantage of the UNIX environment.
A useful example of this type of book
is Advanced UNIX Programming
(Marc Rochkind; Prentice-Hall, 1985). This book
presupposes a familiarity with
the C programming language. On that basis, it
conducts the reader on a guided
tour of the intricacy of UNIX system
programming, with a chapter by chapter
overview of the function calls available
to user programs. There are many other
books of this type; this one was one of
the first detailed explanations of UNIX
second approach to understanding the UNIX
system is the internals approach,
which provides the reader with a detailed
explanation of how the internal
subsystems of the UNIX operating system were
designed, and how they carry out
This course of study
almost certainly requires a basic
knowledge of operating systems theory and
computer science before it can be made
use of, but
provides the suitably
equipped reader with a total
understanding of what the UNIX operating system was
designed to achieve, and how
The classic text
following this approach is The Design
of the UNIX Operating System (Maurice J.
Bach; Prentice Hall, 1986). Bach
provides a detailed exposition of the design
elements of the UNIX system
kernel, including information on how processes are
scheduled, how memory is
managed, and how the API is presented to the
applications run on the
# Paperback: 254 pages # Publisher:
Peer-To-Peer Communications; Sixth
edition (August 1, 1977) # Language: English
Two books I used to help me understand
UNIX when my employer dumped two
Sun Sparc Workstation 1+'s on my department
(with no training):
1. Using UNIX Que Corporation 1990:Que
AT&T System V, SCO System V/386, IBM AIX, and Berkley
2. UNIX/System V Release 4/An Introduction/(For New and
Users) Rosen, Henneth H., Rosinski, Richard R., Farber, James M.
1990:American Telephone and Telegraph Company Published by:
McGraw-Hill "A comprehensive guide to the new operating system
unifies UNIX System V, the BSD System, the SunOS, and the Xenix System"
Quick look at the shelf turned up these. The general end-user
may have value in that they contain bibliographies that list other
with deeper content.
The Annotated C++ Reference Manual Ellis
& Stroustrup, AT&T Bell
Labs Addison-Wesley ISBN 0-201-51459-1 (c) 1990
ANSI Base Document
Extensive coding samples
Practical C Programming
Oualline, Steve O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
ISBN 0-937175-65-X (c) 1991
Extensive coding samples
A Book on C Kelly & Pohl Benjamin Cummings
Company, Inc. ISBN
0-8053-6860-4 (c) 1984 Coding samples
C a Reference
Manual Harbison & Steele Prentice-Hall ISBN
0-13-1109933-2 (c) 1991 Defines
The C Primer Hancock & Krieger McGraw-Hill ISBN
1983 Coding samples
The Kornshell Command and
Programming Language Bolksy & Korn
Prentice-Hall ISBN 0-13-516792-0 (c) 1989
Might be useful if any scripts
are called into question
A User Guide To
The Unix System, 2nd ed. Thomas, Rebecca Osborne
McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-881109-0
(c) 1985 End user guide, but has
Unix System McGilton & Morgan McGraw-Hill ISBN
0-07-045001-3 (c) 1983 End
user guide, but has modest bibliography
Crafting C Tools for the IBM PCs
Campbell, Joe Prentice-Hall ISBN
0-13-188418-2 (c) 1986 I doubt this contains
Two more books
Operating System Design,
the XINU Approach Douglas Comer Prentice Hall,
1984 ISBN: 0-13-637539-1
The UNIX Programming Environment Brian W. Kernighan, Rob
Prentice-Hall, 1984 ISBN: 0-13-937681-X
Here is another tanenbaum book :
OPERATING SYSTEM:DESIGN AND
IMPLEMENTATION ANDREW S. TANENBAUM Prentice
Hall, Inc. 1984 ISBN/ISSN :
I have a book, "The Design of the UNIX Operating
System", by Maurice J.
Bach. It is copyright 1986 by Bell Telephone
Inc., published by Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-201799-7.
It is the
classroom textbook used to teach Bell Labs new hires
System V and for a
long time was
reference on UNIX
The original Lions' book(let) is available for
download as a
is linked from the Lucent Technologies
, I will presume that this is
point of view.
Namen: Lepage, Yves [aut] Iarrera, Paul
[aut] Titel: Unix : het
complete HANDBoek Imprint: Schoonhoven :
Academic service, 2002 -
696 p. + CD-rom Series: (Complete HANDBoeken)
Namen: Zacker, Craig [aut] Titel: Het
complete naslagwerk Netwerken
Imprint: Schoonhoven : Academic service, 2002
- XVII, 1014 p.: fig.
ISSN/ISBN: 90-395-1938-2 Verwante doc.: Oorspr.
the complete reference
Namen: Davis, William S. [aut]
Rajkumar, T. M. [aut] Titel:
Operating systems : a systematic view
Imprint: 5th ed. - Reading
(Mass.): Addison-Wesley, 2001 - XXXI, 605 p.: ill.
Namen: Peek, Jerry [aut] Todino, Grace [aut]
Strang, John [aut]
Titel: Learning the UNIX operating system Imprint:
4th ed. -
Sebastopol : O'Reilly, 1998 - VI, 92 p. ISSN/ISBN: 1-56592-390-1
Namen: Pate, Steve D. [aut] Titel: Unix internals : a
approach Imprint: Harlow : Addison-Wesley, 1996 - XXII, 654
fig. ISSN/ISBN: 0-201-87721-X
Namen: Khalifa, Reda [aut]
UniversitĂ¤t Gesamthochschule Kassel.
Fachbereich 17 : Mathematik, Informatik
[oth] Titel: Design of a
multi-channel operating system based on UNIX /
Reda Imprint: - X, 226 p.: Fig., Graph.
Quarterman, John S. [aut] Wilhelm, Susanne [aut] Titel:
UNIX, POSIX, and
open systems : the open standards puzzle Imprint:
Addison-Wesley, 1993 - XXIX, 416 p. ISSN/ISBN:
Varhol, Peter D. [aut] Titel: Implementing UNIX in the
2nd ed. - Charleston (S.C.): Computer technology
research corporation, 1993 -
IV, 186 p.: ill. ISSN/ISBN:
franĂ§aise des utilisateurs d'unix et des systĂ¨mes
ouverts [oth] Titel:
Convention UNIX 93 : actes des confĂ©rences
techniques Imprint: Paris :
AFUU, 1993 - 210 p. ISSN/ISBN:
Namen: Luyten, Geert
[aut] KUL. Faculteit toegepaste wetenschappen.
computerwetenschappen [oth] Titel:
Interprocescommunicatie in het Unix-BSD
besturingssysteem / Luyten,
Geert Imprint: - 113 p.: fig.; app.
Namen: Waite, Mitchell [aut] Prata, Stephen [aut] Martin, Donald [aut]
Titel: The Waite group's UNIX system V primer Imprint: 2nd ed. -
(Ind.): Sams, 1992 - XXV, 564 p. ISSN/ISBN: 0-672-30194-6
Computer Technology Research Corporation [oth] Titel:
Implementing UNIX in
the 1990's Imprint: Charleston (S.C.):
Computer technology research
corporation, 1992 - IV, 184 p.: ill.
Namen: Leffler, Samuel J. [aut] MacKusick, Marshall Kirk [aut]
Titel: The design and implementation of the 4.3BSD Unix operating system
answer book Imprint: Reading (Mass.): Addison-Wesley, 1991 - IX,
Series: (Addison-Wesley series in computer science)
Namen: Andleigh, Prabhat K. [aut] Titel: UNIX system
Imprint: Englewood Cliffs (N.J.): Prentice Hall, 1990 -
XVI,274 p.: fig.
Namen: Todino, Grace [aut]
Strang, John [aut] O'Reilly, Tim [oth]
Titel: Learning the UNIX operating
system / Todino, Grace ; Strang, John
rev. by Tim O'Reilly
Imprint: 2nd ed. minor corrections - Newton
(Mass.): O'Reilly and associates,
1989 - 75 p. ISSN/ISBN:
Namen: Coffin, Stephen [aut]
Titel: UNIX : the complete reference :
system V release 3 Imprint:
Osborne/MacGraw-Hill, 1988 - 704 p. ISSN/ISBN:
Namen: Egan, Janet I. [aut] Teixeira, Thomas J. [aut]
Writing a UNIX device driver Imprint: New York (N.Y.): Wiley, 1988
VIII, 357 p.: ill. ISSN/ISBN: 0-471-62859-X
Namen: Wang, Paul S.
[aut] Titel: An introduction to Berkeley UNIX
Imprint: New York
(N.Y.): Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988 - XV, 512 p.
Namen: Martens, Francis [aut] KUL. Faculteit toegepaste wetenschappen.
Departement computerwetenschappen [oth] Titel: Multiprocessor Unix
meester-slaaf realisatie Imprint: s. n. Leuven : s.n., 1987 - 93
Namen: Waite, Mitchell [edt] Waite group [oth] Titel: UNIX papers
[Ed. by Mitchell Waite] Imprint: Indianapolis (Ind.): Sams, 1987 -
518 p.: fig. Series: (Hayden books UNIX system library)
SUNExpert magazine 1989-2000
Apparently, SUNExpert is/was
some kind of monthly magazine dealing with
UNIX in particular.
Here are some titles of articles from that magazine written
Peter Collinson from 1989-2000. Here I show you the titles of the
December 1990: The kernel, the process and the system call -
system call, how processes talk via the kernel to the outside
November 1990: Shell prompts - How to set up nice shell prompts and
labels on X windows October 1990: Program Exit Status - Using
commands sensibly September 1990: Programming models -
What a process sees
when it runs in the machine, how a compiled program
works August 1990: Pipelines
- How to use pipes July 1990:
Environment variables - How to set and read
well known names June 1990: Permissions on files -
permissions are and how to set them May 1990: Lost files -
about the dump and restore commands April 1990: The UNIX filesystem -
How the file system works March 1990: Loops - Loops in shell programs
foreach, break, continue and a bit on the find and apply commands
Signals - What signals are, how they are handled
January 1990: Processes -
A discussion on how processes work on UNIX
1978 Bell System Technical Journal - covers UNIX "methods and concepts".