The collection of files and directories located on a computer's hard drive..
A directory structure contained within a disk drive or disk area. The total available disk space can be composed of one or more filesystems. A filesystem must be mounted before it can be accessed. To mount a filesystem, you must specify a directory to act as the mount point. Once mounted, any access to the mount point directory or its subdirectories will access the separate filesystem.
a data structure (sort of like an array) that contains a superblock, an inode list, and data blocks
a data structure within a partition, whereas a partition is a chunk of the hard drive
a hierarchical organization of directories, where a directory can contain other directories as well as leaf files holding data
a hierarchical tree of folders and files
a high level interface to the disk, which allows users of a system to give names to files, organize files in directories and separate off special areas using partitions
a logical division within a physical partition
a logical subdivision of hard disk space
a map between addresses and files accessed on the disk
a method for storing and organizing computer files and directories and the data they contain, making it easy to find and access them
an area of blocks allocated on the disk
a portion of your hard disk that is administered as a single unit
a section of a disk, either on the local host or mounted from a remote host over a network
a store for a hierarchical tree of directories and files
a structure written onto physical media, typically a hard disk, which allows storage and retrieval of information
a system for organizing directories and files, generally in terms of how it is implemented in the disk operating system
a way that an operating system organizes files on a disk
a way to store information on a random-access medium, such as a floppy disk, hard disk, or CD-ROM disc
A hierarchy of directories and files. Directories contain other directories and files; files cannot contain directories. The root (/) directory is at the top of the hierarchy.
A representation of stored data in which "files" of data are kept organized in "directories". The filesystem is the nearly universal form of representation for data stored to disks (both fixed and removable).
scheme used to store files on a physical media (hard drive, floppy) in a consistent manner. Examples of file systems are FAT, GNU/Linux' ext2fs, ISO9660 (used by CD-ROMs) and so on. An example of a virtual filesystem is the /proc filesystem.
The filesystem manages files contained on a storage device so that the operating system may interact with them. The most common filesystem in Linux is Ext2.
A filesystem is the method by which information is stored on disk drives. Different operating systems normally use different filesystems, making it difficult to share the contents of a disk drive between two operating systems. However, Linux supports multiple filesystems, making it possible, for example, to read/write a partition dedicated to Windows.
A term which is used for two purposes and which can have two subtly different meanings. It is either the collection of files and directories on a drive (whether hard drive, floppy, Cd-ROM, etc). Or it is the markers put onto the disk media which the OS uses to decide where to write files to (inodes, blocks, superblocks etc). The actual meaning can almost always be inferred from context.
A collection of disk storage that is connected (mounted) to the directory structure at some point (sometimes at the root). Filesystems are stored in a disk partition and are also referred to as disk partitions.
A data structure or a collection of files. In Unix, filesystem can refer to two very distinct things, the directory tree or the arrangement of files on disk partitions.
The method an OS uses to keep track of stored data. For Windows it can be: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS. Linux usually uses Ext2, thought it can use the others.
1. A file tree which is on a specific disk partition or other mount point. 2. The entire set of all files. 3. A method of storing files.