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> I guess because they not only are platform-dependent but also OS-dependent:
> there are platforms in which there is no file system where those operations
> would make no sense, whereas those in io library could still be performed.
> Don't make the names fool you: Lua I/O model follows strictly that of C, in
> which a file is not an actual filesystem file, but it's an abstract entity
> (defined in the C standard).

That's right.  More precisely, the I/O library handles what C calls
"streams", while both os.remove and os.rename are operations on the
file system.

-- Roberto