steal-file command

The steal-file BASIC program is the only valid way to move a file from another account into the current account.

This physically moves a file to the current master dictionary from another master dictionary. steal-file prompts for the account name and requires sys2 privileges. It also requires that the user invoking steal-file is not protected against updating the file at any level, master dictionary, file level dictionary, or data file level.

After stealing a file, the former owner has no reference to it, not even visitation rights. He or she can get visitation rights by building a Q-pointer to where the file moved, or by referencing the path name.


steal-file file.reference
from account:


steal-file goods
from account: victims