Be very careful with this! While you may have a legitimate reason for doing this, you can hardly anticipate its failures as cross-platform code. The standard DOS install allowed for 20 file descriptors system-wide! That means that opening 100 would merely crash your program. You would effectively be left with 17 or less file descriptors. On modern OSs, each program may be limited to a certain no. (minimally X by POSIX (Petruchio
has my book on this)) and also the system-wide total. It might simply be better to open each file in the loop, output the info, close the filehandle and reuse it.
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