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What is a file?

A file is a logical storage unit holding a collection of relevant data together that makes a virtual object (i.e. a document).

What are the attributes of a file?

1. Name


2. Identifier


3. Type


4. Location


5. Size


6. Protection / Permissions

What file operations are there?

1. Create


2. Read


3. Write


4. Rename


5. Delete


6. Truncate

What are the 2 types of file access method?

1. Sequential access


2. Direct access

What are directories?

A directory is maps a symbolic file name to a logical location on a disk.


They are meant for organisation, with the ability to sort their contained files logically.