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Special Edition Using MS-DOS® 6.22, Third Edition by Jim Cooper

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Chapter 5. Understanding Files and Directories

Introducing the DOS File System

Two primary roles of a disk operating system are storing and retrieving data. This chapter introduces you to the fundamental ways in which DOS handles these roles. To provide data storage and retrieval, the operating system must provide a common method for file storage and retrieval so that any software package can access information easily and quickly. It is also important that DOS provide these services without your having to know the ...

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