as that we are about to start a new logical
file. string is the new file name. In general, the filename is
recognized whether or not it is surrounded by quotes `"'; but if you wish
to specify an empty file name, you must give the quotes--
statement may go away in future: it is only recognized to be compatible with
In some configurations of
.file has already been
removed to avoid conflicts with other assemblers. See section 8. Machine Dependent Features.