What is File System ? List and explain types of File Systems used in OS. - Computer Science 1

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What is File System?

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Solution 1

File System:

A filesystem is the methods and data structures that an operating system uses to keep track of files on a disk or partition; that is, the way the files are organized on the disk. The word is also used to refer to a partition or disk that is used to store the files or the type of the filesystem.

Solution 2

1) The file system allows the user to define files and directories so that disk space can be allocated and de-allocated to each file.

2) The operating system uses files for information storage. Files are mapped by the operating system onto physical devices

3) A file is a collection of related information. Each file is having name and extension depending upon file type.

Concept: Operating System
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