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As your screen name, the name you utilize is usually referred to in online chat, or handle. If you decide to brand yourself MooCow123 that might be your handle. Any name can be used as a handle name. Common resource handles are file descriptors, network sockets, database connections, process identifiers (PIDs), and job IDs. Process IDs and job IDs are explicitly visible integers.
 

While file descriptors and sockets (which are often implemented as a form of file descriptor) are represented as integers, but are typically considered opaque. In traditional implementations, file descriptors are indices into a (per-process) file descriptor table, thence a (system-wide) file table.

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