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Reference Books


The following is a list of UNIX and other books that are commonly used. All of these books are available on loan from the campus libraries, or can be purchased at local bookstores or from The Computer Literacy Bookstore at (408) 730-9955. We do not endorse or recommend any of these texts in particular:

  1. UNIXFor People. Peter Birns, Patrick Brown, and John Muster. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  2. UNIXMade Easy. Lurnix Staff. Berkeley,CA: Osborne-McGraw Hill.
  3. The UNIX Programming Environment. Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  4. The UNIX C-Shell Field Guide. Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  5. UNIX Power Tools. Jerry Peek, Tim O'Reilly, Mike Loukides, et al. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
  6. X Window System User's Guide - Volume Three of the X Window System Series. Valerie Quercia and Tim O'Reilly. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
  7. A Practical Guide to the UNIX System. Mark G. Sobell. Redwood City, CA: Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.

For more advanced users, here are some other good titles:

  1. The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System. S. Leffler, M.K. McKusick, M. Karels, and J. Quarterman. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
  2. The Design of the UNIXOperating System. Maurice Bach.Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  3. The Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog. Ed Krol. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
  4. UNIX System Administration Handbook. E. Nemeth, G. Snyder, S. Seebass. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
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