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Read-Only? Huh?

Monday, November 22nd, 2004 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized
 
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Read-Only? Huh?

Ever see or hear the term “read-only” and wonder what it was all about?

If that’s you, then it’s time to put your mind at ease. (Not that you were losing sleep over it or anything, but it’s always good to know what the computer guy is talking about.)

To put it concisely, a read-only file is a document that you can open and read but no changes can be saved over the original file name.

In order to save changes you have to give the file a new name (leaving the original file as you found it).

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a read-only house?

You could come in, move things around, really mess the place up and then when you leave it wouldn’t save the changes.

Think about it – if the house started out clean it would always be clean.

Cool – if only it were a world of fulfilled wishes…

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