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source file

(1) A file that contains program instructions. See source code.

(2) A file that contains original or essential data that is the starting point for a system of publishing or other processing. For example, the text files of this encyclopedia, which are continuously edited, become the source files for deployment each cycle. They are the source and starting point to generate an XML master that is used to create XML, HTML, Windows, iPhone and Android versions.
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Pydio is the world's largest Open Source file sharing and synchronization focused project for the enterprise.
Then, when you open the dependent workbook and Excel recognizes the absence of the source file and the links, it displays a message box that allows you to recreate the links using a different workbook.
For example, if I wanted to point the reader to information that someone else had written, I didn't need to get the source files for the other book or know what format the other book originated in.
launched FlipFactory, a software application designed to eliminate the complicated process of encoding and delivery usually associated with streaming media by automatically "flipping" source files into user-specified formats and then forwarding the files to appropriate servers.
0 to organize source files into logical hierarchies, build Transit Templates, and set the scheduler to kick off translations at specified times.
The actual source files are not in the database, and remain under the control of the operating system.