[Cbsupport] Re: [article] Introduction to Linux filesystems and files

Romana Challans romana at timelady.com
Fri Oct 10 13:36:01 UTC 2003

On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 02:30:47PM +0930, David Lloyd imparted:
> Romana,
> > Everything you do with Linux involves files in one way or another. You
> > launch programs from files, read program configurations in files, store
> > data in files, deliver files to clients via servers, and so on.
> > Therefore, the tools Linux provides for manipulating files are extremely
> > important to overall system performance. At the core, these tools make
> > up a filesystem -- a set of data structures that allow Linux to locate
> > and manipulate files. Several Linux native filesystems exist, the most
> > important of these being the Second Extended File System (ext2fs), the
> > Third Extended File System (ext3fs), the Reiser File System (ReiserFS),
> > the Journaled File System (JFS), and XFS. The filesystem you use will
> > affect your computer's overall performance and suitability for specific
> > tasks.
> Yes?
> Did you forget the link ;-?

probably - give me some sleep!

Romana Challans
Computerbank Australia Incorporated - SA Branch
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