The Filesystem  in  Detail

  • Alan HoltEmail author
  • Chi-Yu Huang
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


Persistent data is stored in files. Files may contain text, database records, source code or executable instructions, but as far as the kernel is concerned, the content of a file is merely an unstructured byte stream. Files are organised in directories.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zeetta NetworksBristolUK
  2. 2.GE Aviation SystemsCheltenhamUK

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