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- FAQ (Score: 0)
Frequently Asked Questions (List). A list of questions often posted to a newsgroup, mailing list or on a Web site that p...
- fault (Score: 0)
An exception that occurs before the instruction is executed (e.g., page faults).
- FHS (Score: 0)
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. A set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory locations under UNIX-like...
- field separator (Score: 0)
A special character used to delimit fields within a file or input.
- file (Score: 0)
A named collection of information stored on a hard disk, floppy or other media. Although a file is normally considered...
- file creation mask (Score: 0)
A mask that controls the permissions assigned to new files as they are create. Also umask.
- file descriptor (Score: 0)
A number associated with an open file. This is used to refer to file during I/O operations.
- file permissions (Score: 0)
The access permissions on a specific file.
- file table (Score: 0)
A table internal to the kernel that maintains the relationship between the file descriptors and the physical file on t...
- filesystem (Score: 0)
A hierarchical organization of directories and files.
- Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (Score: 1)
FHS. A set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory locations under UNIX-like operating systems.
- filter (Score: 0)
The process of changing the content of data between the source and destination.
- first level cache (Score: 0)
The cache contained with the CPU. flags See command options.
- floppy disk (Score: 0)
A removable, magnetic storage media made in part of soft plastic which makes it non rigid, or 'floppy'.
- floppy drive (Score: 0)
The physical device used to access floppy disks.
- flow control (Score: 0)
The process by which data transfer is regulated so that it does not arrive too quickly for the receiving process.
- focus (Score: 0)
The term used to describe the active window, to which key put and other input is sent. A window is said to 'have the f...
- foreground (Score: 0)
A process is said to be in the foreground when it is interacting with the user.
- fork (Score: 0)
The process and system call by which new processes are created.
- format (Score: 0)
The structure of an object that determines how the data is stored.
- forward slash (Score: 0)
Slash that goes from the upper right to lower left (/). Also called an ascending slash. Used as the path separator.
- forwarder (Score: 0)
A name server that forwards requests to another name server.
- FQDN (Score: 0)
Fully Qualified Domain Name. Machine name containing both the host name and the domain name. This name is used to uniq...
- fragmentation (Score: 0)
When parts of a file are spread out across different parts of a hard disk. Although the term is also used to refer to ...
- Free Software Foundation (Score: 0)
FSF. An organisation whose goal is the creation and dissemination of free software.
- freelist (Score: 0)
A linked list of unallocated (free) data structures.
- FSF (Score: 0)
Free Software Foundation. An organisation whose goal is the creation and dissemination of free software.
- ftp (Score: 0)
The file transfer protocol or the file transfer program that allows you to copy files to and from a remote computer ...
- full path (Score: 0)
A pathname for a file or directory beginning at the root directory and including the leading slash (/).