hierarchical file system

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hierarchical file system definition

file system
A file system in which the files are organised into a hierarchy. The nodes of the hierarchy are called directories while the leaves are the files themselves.
See also root directory. Compare flat file system.
(1996-11-21)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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