A.5.More on programming on Linux machines

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As with all GNU software products, more information about the components of the GNU toolchain is available from their respective info pages (for example, by typing info gcc at the prompt).[55]

A.5.1.Linux programming and the GNU toolchain

Gareth Anderson's GNU/Linux Command-Line Tools Summary is available as a TLDP guide.[46]

Peter Jay Salzman, Michael Burian, and Ori Pomerantz have written Linux Kernel Module Programming Guides for version 2.4 and version 2.6 of the Linux kernel.[46]

Wikipedia has an article on the GNU toolchain.

As for books:

Bryant, Randal, and David O'Hallaron. Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003.

Fusco, John. The Linux Programmer's Toolbox. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2007.

Jones, M. Tim. GNU/Linux Application Programming. Hingham: Charles River Media, 2005.

Stevens, W. Richard, and Stephen A. Rago. Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River: Addison-Wesley, 2005.

A.5.2.More on GCC

There's GCC's official homepage, along with a set of the official manuals.

As for books:

Gough, Brian J., and Richard M. Stallman. An Introduction to GCC. Bristol: Network Theory Ltd., 2004.

von Hagen, William. The Definitive Guide to GCC. 2nd ed. Berkeley: Apress, 2006.

A.5.3.GNU Make and Makefiles

GNU Make has its own page and an accompanying manual.

As for books:

Mecklenburg, Robert. Managing Projects with GNU Make. 3rd ed. Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media, 2004.

A.5.4.More on GDB

GNU's website has documentation for GDB.

There's a "GDB Quick Reference" floating around the Internet that you can find with a Google search.

Peter Jay Salzman has a GDB Tutorial.

As for books:

[to be released in September 2008] Matloff, Norman, and Peter Jay Salzman. The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse. San Francisco: No Starch Press, 2008.

A.5.5.More on the GNU Binary Utilities (binutils)

The official page for binutils is from sourceware.org.

Wikipedia has an article on binutils as well.



[55] GNU info pages are discussed in Section2.2, “GNU info pages”.


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