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    SubjectRe: advanced unix programming
    Date (Nathan Hand) writes:

    > On Mon, Jul 19, 1999 at 02:18:16PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > > > It already exists for general handle passing for file handles.
    > > >
    > > > Can you give me a pointer to that meachansim, and also how it's
    > > > handled in other Unix like operating systems ?
    > >
    > > Borrow a copy of Stevens advanced unix programming and look at file handle
    > > passing. Basically you can pass a file handle from one process to another
    > > over a socket. Its an interesting and sadly underused unix feature.
    > Even sadder, there are many unix features which are underused and/or
    > abused. My personal peeves include infrequent use of mmap() and over
    > use of threads instead of processes.
    > Stevens does an admirable job of documenting advanced programming in
    > unix, but his book reads like a reference. It's a poor book to learn
    > how to exploit the unix feature set.

    It is also a poor book to learn advanced Linux Programming, but a good
    reference for lowest common subset real[1] Unix programming with strong
    BSD bias.


    [1] real: not MVS Unix Services or BS/2000.

    This is like TV. I don't like TV.

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