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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.