<character> (FS) ASCII character 28.
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Hardware and software that together provide file-handling and storage functions
for multiple users on a local area network. The most common choices for file
server software are Sun Microsystems' Network File System for Unix and Novell
Netware for IBM PC compatibles. There is also a version of NFS for PCs called
PC-NFS. Storing files on a file server saves having multiple copies stored on
individual computers, thus economising on disk space and also makes
administrating and updating the files easier.
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File Service Protocol
<protocol> (FSP) A protocol, similar to FTP, for copying files between
computers. It's designed for anonymous archives, and has protection against
server and network overloading. It doesn't use connections so it can survive
interruptions in service.
Until 1993-08-12, FSP didn't stand for anything. Wen-King was responsible for
the initials and Michael Grubb
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for their eventual expansion. Other suggestions were
"File Slurping Protocol", "Flaky Stream Protocol" and "FTP's Sexier Partner".
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A magic number.
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<operating system> (FS, or "filesystem") 1. A system for organizing
directories and files, generally in terms of how it is implemented in the disk
operating system. E.g., "The Macintosh file system is just dandy as long as you
don't have to interface it with any other file systems".
2. The collection of files and directories stored on a given drive (floppy
drive, hard drive, disk partition, logical drive, RAM drive, etc.). E.g., "mount
attaches a named file system to the file system hierarchy at the pathname
location directory [...]" -- Unix manual page for "mount(8)".
As an extension of this sense, "file system" is sometimes used to refer to the
representatation of the file system's organisation (e.g. its file allocation
table) as opposed the actual content of the files in the file system.
Unix manual page: fs(5), mount(8).
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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
<storage, standard> (FHS) A standard designed to be used by Unix
distribution developers, package developers, and system implementors.
FHS consists of a set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory
placement under UNIX-like operating systems.
The guidelines are intended to support interoperability of applications, system
administration tools, development tools, and scripts. These systems should also
be supported with greater documentation uniformity.
The standard is primarily intended to be a reference and is not a tutorial on
how to manage a Unix filesystem or directory hierarchy.
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