Binary file access

I am studying for a BS in IT, and need to find information on defining binary file access. Anyone have any suggestions? (I don't want te answer, just suggestions on where I can find the information I need. Thank you in advance for any help offered!)
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mish33Commented:
Text file is variable length record oriented file, where reading process records for you (stripping line ends).
Binary file is just a stream of raw bytes without any processing.
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Ralf KlattEmployee in Civil ServiceCommented:
Hi,

It's not clear to me about what system your question is ... if you're doing your BS in the "Microsoft World" you might find this article interesting: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;151335 ... otherwise you'd might find this one helpfull: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2002/12/12/php_foundations.html


Best regards,
Raisor
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OooozzdAuthor Commented:
Sorry, my question pertains to Visual Basic.NET
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Ralf KlattEmployee in Civil ServiceCommented:
Hi,

Great!

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;151335 should give you some basic information ... please let me know if any question remained open!


Best regards,
Raisor
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