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file sys·tem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. file system, filing systemnoun

    a system of classifying into files (usually arranged alphabetically)

Wiktionary

  1. file systemnoun

    A method of organizing blocks on a storage device into files and directories.

  2. file systemnoun

    A set of blocks which are so organized.

Wikipedia

  1. File system

    In computing, a file system or filesystem (often abbreviated to fs) is a method and data structure that the operating system uses to control how data is stored and retrieved. Without a file system, data placed in a storage medium would be one large body of data with no way to tell where one piece of data stopped and the next began, or where any piece of data was located when it was time to retrieve it. By separating the data into pieces and giving each piece a name, the data are easily isolated and identified. Taking its name from the way a paper-based data management system is named, each group of data is called a "file". The structure and logic rules used to manage the groups of data and their names is called a "file system." There are many kinds of file systems, each with unique structure and logic, properties of speed, flexibility, security, size and more. Some file systems have been designed to be used for specific applications. For example, the ISO 9660 and UDF file systems are designed specifically for optical discs. File systems can be used on many types of storage devices using various media. As of 2019, hard disk drives have been key storage devices and are projected to remain so for the foreseeable future. Other kinds of media that are used include SSDs, magnetic tapes, and optical discs. In some cases, such as with tmpfs, the computer's main memory (random-access memory, RAM) is used to create a temporary file system for short-term use. Some file systems are used on local data storage devices; others provide file access via a network protocol (for example, NFS, SMB, or 9P clients). Some file systems are "virtual", meaning that the supplied "files" (called virtual files) are computed on request (such as procfs and sysfs) or are merely a mapping into a different file system used as a backing store. The file system manages access to both the content of files and the metadata about those files. It is responsible for arranging storage space; reliability, efficiency, and tuning with regard to the physical storage medium are important design considerations.

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  1. file system

    A file system is a method and data structure that an operating system uses to control and organize files on a storage device. It helps to manage how and where data is stored, retrieved and shared on computers. File systems specify conventions for naming files, rules for how data is stored and retrieved, how information about the files such as dates and attributes are stored, and the capacity of optimization for different types of access. Examples of file systems include NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and EXT4.

Wikidata

  1. File system

    In computing, a file system is a type of data store which can be used to store, retrieve and update a set of files. The term refers to either the abstract data structures used to define files, or the actual software or firmware components that implement the abstract ideas. Some file systems are used on local data storage devices; others provide file access via a network protocol. Some file systems are "virtual", in that the "files" supplied are computed on request or are merely a mapping into a different file system used as a backing store. The file system manages access to both the content of files and the metadata about those files. It is responsible for arranging storage space; reliability, efficiency, and tuning with regard to the physical storage medium are important design considerations.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of file system in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of file system in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of file system in a Sentence

  1. The IRS:

    Several of our systems are not currently operating, including our modernized e-file system and a number of other related systems, a number of taxpayer and tax practitioner tools are unavailable.

  2. Jerry Zigmont:

    There’s no file system built into an iPad so it’s not practical to talk about that as a laptop replacement.


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