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NAME

       DBM::Deep::Storage::File - mediate low-level interaction with storage mechanism

PURPOSE

       This is an internal-use-only object for DBM::Deep. It mediates the low-level interaction
       with the storage mechanism.

       Currently, the only storage mechanism supported is the file system.

OVERVIEW

       This class provides an abstraction to the storage mechanism so that the Engine (the only
       class that uses this class) doesn't have to worry about that.

METHODS

   new( \%args )
   open()
       This method opens the filehandle for the filename in " file ".

       There is no return value.

   close()
       If the filehandle is opened, this will close it.

       There is no return value.

   size()
       This will return the size of the DB. If file_offset is set, this will take that into
       account.

       NOTE: This function isn't used internally anywhere.

   set_inode()
       This will set the inode value of the underlying file object.

       This is only needed to handle some obscure Win32 bugs. It really shouldn't be needed
       outside this object.

       There is no return value.

   print_at( $offset, @data )
       This takes an optional offset and some data to print.

        $offset , if defined, will be used to seek into the file. If file_offset is set, it will
       be used as the zero location. If it is undefined, no seeking will occur. Then,  @data
       will be printed to the current location.

       There is no return value.

   read_at( $offset, $length )
       This takes an optional offset and a length.

        $offset , if defined, will be used to seek into the file. If file_offset is set, it will
       be used as the zero location. If it is undefined, no seeking will occur. Then,  $length
       bytes will be read from the current location.

       The data read will be returned.

   DESTROY
       When the ::Storage::File object goes out of scope, it will be closed.

   request_space( $size )
       This takes a size and adds that much space to the DBM.

       This returns the offset for the new location.

   copy_stats( $target_filename )
       This will take the stats for the current filehandle and apply them to  $target_filename .
       The stats copied are:

       ·   Onwer UID and GID

       ·   Permissions