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1.76 FileDescriptor

Defined in namespace Smalltalk
Superclass: Stream
Category: Streams-Files

My instances are what conventional programmers think of as files. My instance creation methods accept the name of a disk file (or any named file object, such as /dev/rmt0 on UNIX or MTA0: on VMS). In addition, they accept a virtual filesystem path like ‘configure.gz#ugz’ which can be used to transparently extract or decompress files from archives, or do arbitrary processing on the files.