File Streams or File Descriptors?

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    File Streams or File Descriptors?

    Id like to know what are the major advantages on using one or the other? In other words what makes them differ and why this difference is necessary ?

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    I think this may help:

    File descriptors:
    File descriptor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Note: pay attention to the use of those terms as in FILE *, the file handle and file descriptors are not interchangeable.


    As far as your stream that can be conceived as the actual data stream from the device the File descriptor/handle is pointed towards to read in the raw data.

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