A file object provides a representation of a resource (either a physical device or a resource located on a physical device) that can be managed by the I/O system. Like other objects, they enable sharing of the resource, they have names, they are protected by object-based security, and they support synchronization. The I/O system also enables reading from or writing to the resource.
In this section
|About File Management
||Information about file management.
|Using File Management
||Samples that use the file management functions.
|File Management Reference
||Elements used in file management.