write

(redirected from write in)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.

write

[rīt]
(computer science)
To transmit data from any source onto an internal storage medium.
A command directing that an output operation be performed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

write

(chat)
Unix's simple talk command and protocol. write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.

An enhancement, RWP, has been proposed.

write

(tool)
A simple text editor for Windows.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

write

To store data in memory or onto a storage medium, such as a disk or flash drive. Writing is analogous to recording a movie on a DVR. Every write operation in the computer implies a read operation. For example, to write a file to disk requires reading the data from memory. See read and read/write.


Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Carbone were the only two candidates who mounted visible statewide campaigns with volunteers and pre-printed stickers that voters could use to write in their names.
During a one-on-one interview, an INS agent must ensure that would-be citizens can speak, read, and write in simple English.
Aside from the organized write-in campaigns, there were relatively few write-in votes in this year's town election, indicating people went to Town Hall to support one or more of the candidates, and few had cause or desire to write in another name.