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What is a stream?

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In the discussion of files, we learned that a file is a sequence of characters stored on a disk.

The Unix operating system defines a slightly more general concept:


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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1995/12/04 19:39:34 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/unix/stream.html
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