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CompTIA Linux+ Certification Study Guide (2009 Exam) by Graham Speake, Terrence V. Lillard, Chris Happel, Brian Barber

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CHAPTER 3 Managing Filesystems

Exam objectives in this chapter

  • Filesystem Types

  • Mounting and U(n)mounting Filesystems

  • Partitions

  • Directories

  • Filesystem Management

Unique Terms and Definitions

Filesystem A filesystem provides the operating system with a framework (a structure) for the storage, organization, modification, removal, and retrieval of digital information. It is responsible for organizing and maintaining files, folders, metadata, and residual data as containers for storing digital information.

Swap The allocation of physical disk space to function as virtual memory when the amount of physical memory (random access memory [RAM]) is full. If the system needs more memory resources and the~physical memory is ...

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