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Re: Multiplicity, Change and MV

From: Brian Selzer <brian_at_selzer-software.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:56:36 GMT
Message-ID: <80p3g.75484$dW3.19158@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>


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" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:1145936753.364431.146100_at_t31g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> 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 - 07:56:36 CDT

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