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The operating system file handle for a file previously opened with create(†) or open(†).
When a file is opened by the operating system, it is assigned a file handle, an arbitrary number that identifies that open file. Applications then use that file handle to refer to that file.
A File objectís handle property reflects the file handle used by dBASE Plus to access a file opened with create(†) or open(†). It is a read-only property and is generally informational only. By calling methods of the File object, dBASE Plus internally uses the file handle to perform its operations.