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A remote interface to a File object on the FileServer, this class is a descendant of the File class. Methods not overridden by RemoteFile are implemented in terms of remote calls if they rely on file system information or locally if they rely only on parsing (such as pathname manipulations).

Once a user has received a handle to an instance of the RemoteFile class, it may check attributes such as: whether the file exists, is readable, is writable, is a directory or a file, time last modified, length, list the contents of a directory, and get ACL information.

The RemoteFile class also allows the user to perform several destructive operations, such as: delete a file or directory, make a directory, rename a file or directory, and set ACL information.

Michael John Radwin
Thu May 8 10:49:26 EDT 1997