spool file


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spool file

Any file to which data is spooled to await the next stage of processing. Especially used in circumstances where spooling the data copes with a mismatch between speeds in two devices or pieces of software. For example, when you send mail under Unix, it's typically copied to a spool file to await a transport demon's attentions.
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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-May 3, 2011-Halcyon announces Spool File Manager v 8.0 for IBM i(C)1994-2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Worldwide Computer Products News-3 March 2004-Symtrax upgrades its spool file management software(C)1995-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
He prints a hard copy of the form, then returns to the screen and prints the claim to a spool file so that he can download it into his computer, a process he will follow for all of the claims he will investigate this day.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-3 March 2004-Symtrax upgrades its spool file management software(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Caere's software will enable users of flashFORM400 Designer to 'drag and drop' spool file data to desired locations on the form and then to automerge and output the file data to a variety of devices, such as laser printers and fax machines.
Services Must Be Compatible With Countys Iseries Spool Files.
This means that both paper and electronic documents such as correspondences, records, e-mail, MS Office, spool files and many others can be stored, shared and managed from a centralized document pool.
These files are commonly known as print files or spool files, but are also referred to as text files (TXT), formatted text files, PRN files and SDF files.