Unformatted text preview: 7 Its hard to determine where variable length files are located which is the reason they are not direct access files. One way to use variable length with direct access by using the logical addresses to find the files. 9 The purpose of the working directory is to allow the file manager to quickly retrieve files in the current directory accessed by the user, it speeds up time to retrieve files. I dont think there should be more then one working directory. The user most likely will be in one directory at a time no need to waste cpu for on other directories that may or may not be active....
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- Spring '11
- Want, Variable length, low level, variable length files