Re: er...

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Posted by Tursi on June 13, 2000 at 08:18:47:

In Reply to: er... posted by Stiletto on June 12, 2000 at 11:13:43:

>Practically all files of any type have headers
>on most systems (my experience, anyhow - or are
>file headers only a DOS invention?)

Actually, DOS relies on file extensions to identify files. I don't think DOS actually uses any headers of it's own design, even the EXE format was 'borrowed'. (Unlike Windows, where entire books of new file formats were invented. But I digress...) Pretty much all file formats have a header of some kind, both for identification and to contain data *about* the data (for instance, a picture header contains information such as height, width, and color. A TI executable header (such that it is) contains the load address, length of the data, and whether there is another file. ;) )

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