Applicable release versions: AP 6.2
|Description||Provides a standard mechanism for handling non-file entities as if they were standard Pick files.
The high-level interface is through "Super-Q-Pointers" which indicate the host name and some identifier of the data in the remote environment.
The Open Systems File Interface (OSFI) uses the specified host information to access one of many low-level drivers which opens a direct channel into the the remote environment. All standard Pick file system calls are translated into a limitted number of internal commands which all low-level drivers understand and can translate into the appropriate operation in their respective environments.
The low-level drivers can be standard ones as provided by Pick Systems, including a Pick remote file driver, a Unix remote file driver, and a Pick spooler driver; or these drivers may be user-written.