Welcome to the Github site of UNIX: The Textbook, 3rd edition! Follow us at Twitter, @unixthetextbook
Here you will find In-Chapter Exercise Solutions (as ICE_Ch files), weblinks, and errata, all in Word .doc and .pdf formats. Advisory information will be updated regularly, and will give important changes in PC-BSD and Solaris since the printing of the book. You will also find program source code in UNIX-compatible text format here, so you don't have to type in program listings shown in the printed book that are more than a few lines long!
If you follow the instructions in the printed book for Example 17.5, you will be able to "pull" everything from this Github site to a git-enabled directory on your own computer! Alternatively, you can just download the above-provided materials via a web browser interface.
You can also report any errors you find in the printed book here. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will evaluate your error reports or any other requests you make, and take appropriate action.
Advisory 13. Posted 3/24/17, modified 3/25/17 We have uploaded the VitualBox PCBSD10.2-RELEASE-x64-pcbsd-desktop.ova and the PCBSD10.2-RELEASE-x64-pcbsd-desktop.vdi.xz files to the Gitlab site, for your use with Chapter 25 of the printed book. Both of these files can still be downloaded from pcbsd.org using the instructions given in Chapter 25!
Advisory 12. Posted 3/22/17 Be sure to carefully read the license and checksum files provided at our Gitlab site before you download the ISO images for either PC-BSD 10.3 or Solaris 11.3. This file is named PCBSD_Solaris_Licenses_checksums. Additionally, in a few days we will be uploading the VirtualBox images for the operating systems listed in Chapter 25 of the printed book. These images will also be covered by the license and checksum file now on the Gitlab site.
Advisory 11. Posted 3/21/17 We have added the Solaris 11.3 live installation ISO to our Gitlab site repo (as specified in Advisory 10.). It is named sol-11_3-live-x86.iso, and is about 1.2 GB in size, as opposed to the PC-BSD 10.3 ISO which is 3.7 GB. Even though Solaris 11.3 is still available for download from Oracle, if you download our Gitlab ISO and burn it to a DVD, you can accomplish everything shown in the printed book by running Solaris 11.3 from the DVD. Additionally, at the present time, you can install the full Solaris 11.3 from our live ISO image burned to a DVD. Please be aware that the same copyright and licensing restrictions apply to the use of our ISO image as to the Oracle-downloaded ISO image!
Advisory 10. Posted 3/20/17 We have established a Gitlab repo at https://gitlab.com/bobk48/pcbsd103iso that contains the ISO image for PC-BSD 10.3. The ISO image, suitable for burning to a DVD, is named PCBSD10.3-RELEASE-03-31-2016-x64-DVD.iso. In case iXsystems no longer supports pcbsd.org and that image is no longer availble from them, you can use your web browser to navigate to our Gitlab repo, and download the ISO image from there! In the near future, we may also make a VirtualBox image of PC-BSD 10.2 available for use with Chapter 25 of the printed book. And if Solaris 11.3 (or whatever follows that release) is no longer supported by Oracle for downloading, we will make that ISO image available so that the material dealing with Solaris UNIX in the printed book can be used on your own version of Solaris 11.3. Certain copyright and license restrictions may apply, and we will notify you of these constraints as they become known to us.
Advisory 9. Posted 3/19/17 Per Advisory 1., we have decided to provide you with information about using the Desktop version of TrueOS as an alternative to PC-BSD 10.3 (which is still available). The biggest impact of using TrueOS would be felt in Chapter 22, Section 3, since the PC-BSD 10.3 KDE4 Desktop is replaced by the Limina Desktop in TrueOS. An excellent guide to using Desktop TrueOS is currently found at https://www.trueos.org/handbook/trueos.html . Other minor changes to Chapter 23 material, such as no longer being able to launch the PC-BSD User Manager with the command pc-usermanager, would need to be implemented if you decide to install and use TrueOS rather than PC-BSD 10.3. Oracle Solaris 11.3 is still active, downloadable, and everything in the printed book still works in Solaris 11.3!
Advisory 8. Posted 3/18/17 We have posted a preliminary Xlib data structure file, in both Word .doc and Adobe .pdf formats, and named Xlib_data_structures. We will be adding material to it in the future to include X Event structures.
Advisory 7. Posted 3/5/17 Look for an Xlib data structures help guide to be published here in a few days. This will be a useful addition to your documentation for Chapter 22 Xlib programming.
Advisory 6. Posted 2/21/17 To help you with XCB programming in Chapter 22, we have put a Word document, xcb_functions.doc, on this Github site. It contains an alphabetized listing of all of the XCB Core API functions, and all other functions, in a format that you can easily search through with the OfficeLibre or Word find facilities. At the top of the document, there is also a prototype function description that shows how all of the function information is presented.
Advisory 5. Posted 12/5/16 Added all the Figures in Chapter 3 as .jpegs, which should give you the ability to see them more clearly than they appear in the printed book.
Advisory 4. Posted 11/20/16 Added a couple more errors I found to the Errata files!
Advisory 3. Posted 10/30/16 We have updated the unixthetextbook3 repository so that it contains both Word .doc and .pdf format files for everything except the program source code, and this README.md file.
Advisory 2. Posted 10/22/16 Figure 23.16 in the printed book is now available in the ch23 folder on this Github site. It is in a much larger format, and more readable here than in the printed book. If there are any other figures in the printed book that you would like to see here on this Github site, just let us know by emailing the author at the email address shown above, and we will try to put those figures as .jpegs in the appropriate chapter on this site for downloading.
Advisory 1. Posted 10/19/16 PC-BSD has been "re-branded" TrueOS, but all of the material in the printed book still works perfectly well. That's because, at this time, PC-BSD 10.3's(and earlier releases) website is still up and running. If and when PC-BSD is replaced by TrueOS (probably not within the short term, if their Forums commentary is any indication), we will notify you here at this Github site. TrueOS will be developed to the point where it is a one-for-one replacement for the PC-BSD Desktop version, with of course some enhancements not shown in the printed book. At that time we will post information about those enhancements, and how they critically affect the content of the 3rd edition. In the meanwhile- Keep your eyes on the errata page (posted here as a Word .doc file), and any other Advisories we show here.
Last revised 3/25/17