Chapter 1: Introducing the Linux Programming Environment

A chapter in the Linux Programming Bible; see the Table of Contents for more.


This chapter introduces you to the design of the Linux development environment. You'll learn the goals behind this design, and a bit of history. You'll find out what makes Linux different from other platforms and why this is important for your programs. I also cover documentation sources, such as on-disk manual pages, Perl documentation, GNU info pages, and program documentation sources. Finally, you'll learn where to find more information on topics mentioned online.

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