[TUHS] Project Idea: The UNIX Programmer's Manual: Heritage Edition

John P. Linderman jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 23:08:19 AEST 2023

One of the things I liked about Mark Rochkind's original "Advanced UNIX
Programming" book was that he not only provided examples of what to do, but
also examples of what NOT to do, like failing to close the write end of a
pipe in a child that expects to read input. I'm not sure manual pages are
the right place for this sort of thing, but it certainly is valuable.

On Thu, Sep 21, 2023 at 12:10 AM Wesley Parish <wobblygong at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21/09/23 10:31, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Sep 2023, Larry McVoy wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> I like examples in man pages, I think it jump starts you into using the
> >> program more easily but maybe that's just me.
> > No, it's not just you :-)
> >
> > -- Dave
> Seconded. IDK when I was learning Linux, how many times I would've been
> unable to follow the reference in the Linux man pages without a
> reference example or more to show me how I could do it myself.
> Wesley Parish
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