raw mode

<operating system>

A mode that allows a program to transfer bits directly to or from an I/O device without any processing, abstraction, or interpretation by the operating system.

Systems that make this distinction for a disk file are generally regarded as broken.

Compare rare mode, cooked mode.

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Last updated: 2002-04-14

Nearby terms:

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