VMS question

From: Huw Davies <Huw.Davies_at_kerberos.davies.net.au>
Date: Wed Aug 7 00:47:00 2002

At 03:04 PM 6/08/2002 -0700, Ron Hudson wrote:

>VMS has a distinctive that when you open a file for write or append, a copy
>of that file is made with a higher "Version" number.
>What happens then if you have a "log" type file, the OS (or some application)
>open it from time to time to add info.
>Mass copies of this file?

You can open a file to append, in which case the version number isn't
changed. Of course, typical VMS applications open the log file and never
close it and assuming you code it correctly, other applications can read
the log file.

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