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** [[UFS2]]
** [[UFS2]]
* [[VMUFAT]] (Filesystem for Dreamcast VMU units)
* [[VMUFAT]] (Filesystem for Dreamcast VMU units)
* [[VxFS]]
* [[VxFS]] (VERITAS File System)
* [[WAFL]] (NetApp's commercial file system)
* [[WAFL]] (NetApp's commercial file system)
* [[Xiafs]] (Linux, dropped in favour of ext2)
* [[Xiafs]] (Linux, dropped in favour of ext2)

Revision as of 01:52, 19 December 2013

File Format
Name Filesystem


Filesystems are Electronic Formats that are a prerequisite to being able to read any file off a digital medium — you have to be able to mount the filesystem, and thus read it, in order to be able to read a file.


Single-system filesystems

(How files are organized on one system or device, such as a disk, tape, or flash memory; see next category for networked and cloud filesystems. Of course, any filesystem can be made available on a network to remote devices, but these are the native filesystems present on the storage device itself.)

Networked and cloud filesystems

(Used to make files available to multiple systems over a local or wide area network, including "on the cloud" via the Internet; systems access files through a protocol or API. The low-level storage details, usually concealed from end users and even most developers, may be within one or more of the single-device filesystems above, and the networked/cloud filesystem is generally defined independently of such details and might have very different characteristics and rules as to how the files are named, addressed, and structured.)

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