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Chapter 11 File Systems and Directories
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  2 File Systems File: A named collection of related data. File system: The logical view that an operating system provides so that users can manage information as a collection of files. Directory: A named group of files. Also called a folder.
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  3 Text and Binary Files Text file: A file in which the bytes of data are organized as characters from the ASCII or Unicode character sets. Binary file: A file that contains data in a specific format, requiring interpretation.
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  4 Text and Binary Files The terms text file and binary file are somewhat misleading… They seem to imply that the information in a text file is not stored as binary data. Ultimately, all information on a computer is stored as binary digits. These terms refer to how those bits are formatted: as chunks of 8 or 16 bits, interpreted as characters, or in some other special format.
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  5 File Types Most files, whether they are in text or binary
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course CSE CSE 1520 taught by Professor Paul during the Fall '09 term at York University.

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