Elizabeth Bevilacqua on 1 Dec 2007 16:21:32 -0000

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] December 5th, 2007: "What's a file?" presented by Mark Jason Dominus

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  The title of this month's meeting is "What's a file?" and is being
  presented by Mark Jason Dominus.

  MJD explains: "In this talk, I'll explain the fundamentals of how files
  work under Linux.  I'll show how files can have multiple names, and what
  the difference is between a hard link and a symbolic link.  I'll explain
  the mystery column in the output of "ls -l" and why you can delete a file
  that you don't own."

  Mark Jason Dominus is the author of "Higher-Order Perl: Transforming
  Programs with Programs". Our regular December speaker, he has given
  several excellent talks in the past, including "History of Classic Unix
  Security Holes" and "Internals of the qmail mail system". You don't want
  to miss this!

  The meeting will take place from 7-9pm at:

          University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
          Griffith Hall C
          600 South 43rd Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

  USP is located in University City.  Driving directions are
  available at <http://www.phillylinux.org/locations/usp.html>, or
  <http://www.usip.edu/directions/>, both of which have an aerial
  view of the campus buildings.  USP is also easily accessible by
  public transportation.

  There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to
  the main presentation at 8PM.  This is an open meeting; all are
  welcome, and encouraged to attend.

  Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
  nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two.  Come join
  the camaraderie!
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