Working with Files

In a QNX Neutrino system, almost everything is a file; devices, data, and even services are all typically represented as files. This lets you work with local and remote resources easily from the command line, or through any program that works with files.

Note: This chapter concentrates on working with files in the Power-Safe filesystem (, which is the default under the QNX Neutrino RTOS, and the QNX 4 filesystem, which is compatible with the older QNX 4 OS. For more information, see the Working with Filesystems chapter in this guide.