Scientific Operations



CLOSE(II)                     8/5/73                    CLOSE(II)



NAME
     close  -  close a file

SYNOPSIS
     (close = 6.)
     (file descriptor in r0)
     sys close

     close(fildes)


DESCRIPTION
     Given  a file descriptor such as returned from an open, cre-
     at, or pipe call, close closes the associated file.  A close
     of  all  files is automatic on exit, but since processes are
     limited to 15 simultaneously open files, close is  necessary
     for programs which deal with many files.

SEE ALSO
     creat(II), open(II), pipe(II)

DIAGNOSTICS
     The error bit (c-bit) is set for an unknown file descriptor.
     From C a -1 indicates an error, 0 indicates success.

































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