Appendix A. UNIX Fundamentals

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The programs in this book are based on the Single UNIX Specification, Version 3. We refer to this specification by its IEEE name, POSIX. Essentially identical documents have been published by three standards organizations, the IEEE [49, 50, 51, 52], ISO/IEC [57], and the Open Group [89]. The IEEE and ISO/IEC publish print and electronic versions of the standard that are available for a fee. The Open Group publishes the standard on CD-ROM, but this organization also makes the standard freely available on their web site, http://www.UNIX-systems.org/single_unix_specification/. You must register the first time you enter the web site, but it is open to the public at no charge. The standard is organized into ...

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