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Working with Files

Working with Files

Let me tell you the secret of computers, of operating systems, and of the whole industry that surrounds these things: Everything is data. Information is the be-all and end-all of everything we do with computers. Files are the storehouses for that information, and learning how to manipulate them, use and abuse them, and otherwise play with them will still be the point of computers 20 years from now.

The next thing I want to do is talk about the three most overlooked files on your system: standard in, standard out, and standard error. A facility in manipulating these “files” will provide you with amazing flexibility when it comes to doing your work.


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