File System

  • Logical view of an operating system's files
  • Organized by grouping files into directories
    • Named group of files


  • Named collection of data
  • Used for organizing secondary memory
  • Broadly classified as either text files or binary files
    • Text files
      • File that contains characters
    • Binary file
      • Contains data in a specific format
      • Requires special interpretation if its bits

Computer Science Operating System