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briefcase

(tool)
A Win95/WinNT utility for keeping files on two computers without permanent connection in sync.

The scenario briefcase was designed for is the combination of an office computer and a portable one. You connect the two before leaving your office, create a briefcase on the portable (if you don't already have one on it), then copy the files you want to work on while away into the briefcase. You can at this point disconnect the two computers, take the portable with you and work on the files in the briefcase at home or on the road. When you get back to your office the briefcase utility can automatically update the files you changed on the office computer.

Briefcase

In Windows 95/98, a system folder used for synchronizing files between two computers, typically a desktop and laptop computer. Files to be worked on are placed into a Briefcase, which is then transferred to the second machine via floppy, cable or network. The Briefcase is then brought back to the original machine after its contents have been edited on the second machine, and a special update function replaces the original files with the new ones.
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I can't believe that he was allowed to keep locked briefcases in his cell.
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They explained that because the US and European countries have listed Hamas as a terrorist organization, it is impossible for the ruling Palestinian political party to transfer money through international banks, and that it must therefore resort to such methods of carrying cash in briefcases. They said this does not mean that the money is illegal.
He was wearing a suit and carrying a second briefcase.
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