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'.TMP' extension refers usually to what kind of file?
A. Compressed Archive file
B. Image file
C. Temporary file
D. Audio file

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Asked by question answer, 11 Dec '11 10:16 am
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Temporary files may be created by computer programs for a variety of purposes; principally when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks, when the program is working on data bigger than the architecture's address space, or as a primitive form of inter-process communication.

Inter-process communicationMost operating systems offer primitives such as pipes, sockets or shared memory to pass data among programs, but often the simplest way (especially for programs that follow the Unix philosophy) is to write data into a temporary file and inform the receiving program of the location of the temporary file.

[edit] CleanupSome programs create temporary files and then leave them behind - they do not delete them. This can happen because the program crashed or the developer of the program simply forgot to add the code needed to delete the temporary files after the program is done with them (disk leak). In Microsoft Windows the temporary files left behind by the programs accumula ...more
Answered by surendra kumar, 11 Dec '11 10:19 am

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