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The easiest way to close a file is simply to eliminate all references to it, subsequently the garbage collector will close it for you. It is better to close files explicitly though since only a limited number of files may be opened concurrently.

Function: close-file file-object

This function closes the file pointed to by the file object file-object.

Subsequently, any stream accesses file-object are illegal and will signal an error.