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file system An element of data storage in a file system.
The history of computing is rich in varied kinds of files and
file systems, whether ornate (e.g., Macintosh file system
for a well-known case) or deficient (e.g., many simple
pre-1980s file systems don't allow directories).
However, the prototypical file has these characteristics:
* It is a single sequence of bytes (but consider Macintosh
* It has a finite length, unlike, e.g. a Unix device.
* It is stored in a non-volatile storage medium (but see