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== Definitions ==
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A '''file''' is
   
A '''file''' is “a [[storage]] place for data . . . it’s like a manila folder that contains all the [[data]] on a particular subject category in a [[computer]].<ref>[[Whelan v. Jaslow|Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc.]], 797 F.2d 1222, 1242 (3d Cir. 1986), ''cert. denied,'' 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).</ref>
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{{Quote|a [[storage]] place for [[data]] . . . it's like a manila folder that contains all the [[data]] on a particular subject category in a [[computer]].<ref>[[Whelan v. Jaslow|Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc.]], 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) ([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10382786109829050440&q=797+F.2d+1222&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]), ''cert. denied,'' 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[u]sually an accumulation of [[record]]s or nonrecord materials arranged according to a plan. Sometimes an accumulation of personal papers so arranged.<ref>[[EPA]], Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary ([http://ofmpub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/termreg/searchandretrieve/glossariesandkeywordlists/search.do?details=&glossaryName=Records%20Glossary full-text]).</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[a] unit, such as a [[folder]], [[microform]], or [[electronic medium]], containing such [[record]]s, nonrecord materials, or personal papers.<ref>''Id.''</ref>}}
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A '''file''' is "[[storage|[s]torage]] [[equipment]], such as a filing cabinet."<ref>''Id.''</ref>
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== Overview ==
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On [[storage device]]s, there are typically two types of files: [[data file]]s, such as [[text]] documents, [[spreadsheet]]s, [[image]]s, and [[video]]s, and [[system file]]s, such as [[operating system]] and [[application]] [[binaries]] and [[libraries]].
   
 
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Latest revision as of 00:09, 11 April 2013

Definitions[edit | edit source]

A file is

a storage place for data . . . it's like a manila folder that contains all the data on a particular subject category in a computer.[1]
[u]sually an accumulation of records or nonrecord materials arranged according to a plan. Sometimes an accumulation of personal papers so arranged.[2]
[a] unit, such as a folder, microform, or electronic medium, containing such records, nonrecord materials, or personal papers.[3]

A file is "[s]torage equipment, such as a filing cabinet."[4]

Overview[edit | edit source]

On storage devices, there are typically two types of files: data files, such as text documents, spreadsheets, images, and videos, and system files, such as operating system and application binaries and libraries.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc., 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) (full-text), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).
  2. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).
  3. Id.
  4. Id.
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