Re: Multiplicity, Change and MV

From: Brian Selzer <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:56:36 GMT
Message-ID: <80p3g.75484$>

FCB's originated in CP/M, but I don't think that CP/M flagged directory entries open. I think that that was an enhancement added in DOS.

"Marshall Spight" <> wrote in message
> Bob Badour wrote:
>> Oh wait, those were called FCBs weren't they? Not descriptors but
>> control blocks. Sigh.
> My favorite thing about them was the way that you could open
> a file in some application, then crash, and the file would be
> stuck-open. You couldn't do anything to the file because it
> was already open, even though the app had crashed. Reboot?
> Still open.
> Marshall
> PS. It's possible this was CP/M I'm remembering, though. It was a
> long time ago. Apologies for the off-topicness.
Received on Tue Apr 25 2006 - 14:56:36 CEST

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