[TUHS] Remember the ed thread?

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Tue Mar 30 02:01:01 AEST 2021

On 3/29/21, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> Anders -- good for you.
> That said, as one of those 'grey beards,' can I recommend that you stop,
> and go to a technical library or bookstore and find yourself a copy of Rob
> and Brian's wonderful book: "*The Unix Programming Environment*" (*a.k.a*
> "UPE" or ISBN 0-13-937699-2)  *then do the exercises*.  That book is still
> relevant today - a little secret, I give a copy of it and "*Advanced
> Programming in the Unix Environment*" (*a.k.a.* "APUE") to all my new
> engineers - even though they are all using 'Linux' for their work.  To
> those that object at first, I remind them, Linux is just the current and
> most popular implementation of the ideas from Ken, Dennis, Doug, and
> friends and I'm sure they will learn something from the time invested[1].

+1.  It is still my all time favorite Unix book, but the best ed(1)
tutorial I read has to be UNIX Programmer's Manual for Version 7.
Still highly recommended.


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