an office employee whose principal work is to file and retrieve papers, records, etc.
- File composition
A typesetting language. [“File Composition System Reference Manual”, No. 90388, Information Intl].
- File control block
operating system (FCB) An MS-DOS data structure that stores information about an open file. The number of FCBs is configured in CONFIG.SYS with a command FCBS=x,y where x (between 1 and 255 inclusive, default 4) specifies the number of file control blocks to allocate and therefore the number of files that MS-DOS can have open […]
- File descriptor
programming, operating system An integer that identifies an open file within a process. This number is obtained as a result of opening a file. Operations which read, write, or close a file would take the file descriptor as an input parameter. In many operating system implementations, file descriptors are small integers which index a table […]
- File descriptor leak
programming (Or “fd leak” /F D leek/) A kind of programming bug analogous to a core leak, in which a program fails to close file descriptors (“fd”s) after file operations are completed, and thus eventually runs out of them. See leak. (1994-11-30)