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Unformatted text preview: data stored in machine-readable form. Text files contain keyboard characters represented by one byte (8 bits) per character. Text, but not binary, files can be created and modified with text editors and printed on printers. Binary files can only be read an operated upon by programs designed to handle the internal formats of these files. File management: The process, implemented with a set of user commands, to manage the files in a file system. This involves defining the tree structure by creating or deleting directories and man- aging files by creating, moving, renaming, or removing them and listing their names and attributes. In a Unix terminal window, a MS-DOS window, or a Matlab Command window, file management is by typed commands (called command-line driven). In MS-Windows, file management is handled by a graphical user interface (GUI). Directory: Branch of a file tree, containing files and subdirectories; also called a folder....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Chang during the Summer '09 term at 東京国際大学.
- Summer '09