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File Systems and Directories The previous chapter examined some of the roles an operating system plays. In particular, it described the management of processes, the CPU, and main memory. Another key resource that the operating system manages is secondary memory, most impor- tantly magnetic disks. The organization of files and directories on disk plays a pivotal role in everyday computing. Like a card file on
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Unformatted text preview: a desktop, the file system provides a way to access particular infor-mation in a well-organized manner. The directory structure organ-izes files into categories and subcategories. File systems and directory structures are explored in detail in this chapter. 349 Chapter 11...
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