1st Edition

Linux Yourself Concept and Programming

By Sunil K. Singh Copyright 2022
    474 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    474 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Numerous people still believe that learning and acquiring expertise in Linux is not easy, that only a professional can understand how a Linux system works. Nowadays, Linux has gained much popularity both at home and at the workplace. Linux Yourself: Concept and Programming aims to help and guide people of all ages by offering a deep insight into the concept of Linux, its usage, programming, administration, and several other connected topics in an easy approach. This book can also be used as a textbook for undergraduate/postgraduate engineering students and others who have a passion to gain expertise in the field of computer science/information technology as a Linux developer or administrator.

    The word "Yourself" in the title refers to the fact that the content of this book is designed to give a good foundation to understand the Linux concept and to guide yourself as a good Linux professional in various platforms. There are no prerequisites to understand the contents from this book, and a person with basic knowledge of C programming language will be able to grasp the concept with ease. With this mindset, all the topics are presented in such a way that it should be simple, clear, and straightforward with many examples and figures.

    Linux is distinguished by its own power and flexibility, along with open-source accessibility and community as compared to other operating systems, such as Windows and macOS. It is the author’s sincere view that readers of all levels will find this book worthwhile and will be able to learn or sharpen their skills.


    • Provides a deep conceptual learning and expertise in programming skill for any user about Linux, UNIX, and their features.
    • Elaborates GUI and CUI including Linux commands, various shells, and the vi editor
    • Details file management and file systems to understand Linux system architecture easily
    • Promotes hands-on practices of regular expressions and advanced filters, such as sed and awk through many helpful examples
    • Describes an insight view of shell scripting, process, thread, system calls, signal, inter-process communication, X Window System, and many more aspects to understand the system programming in the Linux environment
    • Gives a detailed description of Linux administration by elaborating LILO, GRUB, RPM-based package, and program installation and compilation that can be very helpful in managing the Linux system in a very efficient way
    • Reports some famous Linux distributions to understand the similarity among all popular available Linux and other features as case studies

    Section I Linux Concept

    1. Getting Started

    2. Linux Commands

    3. The Shell

    4. vi Editor

    5. Regular Expressions and Filters

    6. Advanced Filters: sed

    7. Advanced Filters: awk

    8. Shell Scripting

    9. Linux System Administration

    Section II Linux Programming

    10. File Management

    11. Linux File Systems

    12. Linux System Programming

    13. Linux Inter-Process Communications

    14. X Window System Overview and Programming

    Section III Case Studies

    15. Linux Distributions (Linux Distro)


    Dr. Sunil K. Singh, is working as Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET- Degree Wing), Panjab University, Sector-26, Chandigarh. He did his graduation (Bachelor of Engineering), post-graduation (Master of Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in computer science & engineering and have a great passion in both teaching and research. Dr Singh expertise areas are High Performance Computing, Reconfigurable computing, Unix/Linux, Computer System Architecture, Embedded system and Computer Network. He has published more than 50 research papers in reputed International/National Journals and Conferences. He is a reviewer of several renowned research Journals and member of professional bodies like ACM, IE, IDES, LMISTE, ACEEE, IACSIT, IAENG and others. He also contributed in Eminent Speaker Program (ESP) of ACM India.