Raw mode

<operating system> A mode that allows a program to transfer bits directly to or from an I/O device without any processing, abstraction, or interpretation by the operating system.

Systems that make this distinction for a disk file are generally regarded as broken.

Compare rare mode, cooked mode.

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RATional Fortran
Rationalized C
rave on!
raw data
cooked mode
quadruple bucky
rare mode
ray casting
Rayleigh distribution
Ray Tomlinson
ray tracing