Workshop

The Workshop summarizes the key terms you learned and poses some questions about the topics presented in this chapter. It also provides you with a preview of what you will learn in the next hour.

Key Terms

absolute filename Any filename that begins with a leading slash (/); these always uniquely describe a single file in the file system.

binary A file format that is intended for the computer to work with directly rather than for humans to peruse. See also executable.

device2 driver All peripherals attached to the computer are called devices in UNIX, and each has a control program always associated with it, called a device driver. Examples are the device drivers for the display, keyboard, mouse, and all hard disks.

directory A type ...

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