Pick remote files

Pick remote files are standard Pick files on a nonlocal Pick machine.

Pick files on remote hardware can be accessed as if they were existent on the local machine. To do this, it is necessary to create a super Q-Pointer to that remote file. The first attribute of this master dictionary item is a Q, the second attribute is blank, and the third attribute contains the remote machine’s host name, followed by a colon, followed by the complete Pick path on the remote machine.

Note: It is necessary to create an appropriate host item in the hosts file to indicate how to communicate with that host.

Once the super Q-Pointer has been created, the file can be opened, read, and written just like any local Pick file.