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Linux Application Development, Second Edition by Erik W. Troan, Michael K. Johnson

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Chapter 4. Development Tools

An amazing variety of development tools is available for Linux. Everyone should be familiar with a few of the important ones.

Linux distributions include many solid, proven development tools; most of the same tools have been included in Unix development systems for years. These tools are neither flashy nor fancy; most of them are command-line tools without a GUI. They have proved themselves through years of use, and it will be worth your while to learn them.

If you are already familiar with Emacs, vi, make, gdb, strace, and ltrace, you are not likely to learn anything new here. However, in the remainder of the book, we assume that you are comfortable with a text editor. Also, nearly all free Unix and Linux source code ...

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