master file

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Noun1.master file - (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanentmaster file - (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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He said they hoped the US would come up with a clear position over the climate change file.
Quantity or scope: The contract includes a firm part and a conditional phase: - Firm phase: creation of folder creation and implementation of the ZAC des Panoramas and consultation including an environmental approach to urban planning; - Conditional phase: the constitution change file PLU with the implementation of the modified file and the public statement of record before firming time publique.
Moreover, in response to B1 users' requests we have made it possible to choose whether to change file associations and open all archives with B1 Free Archiver.
An IDX change file contains a Changes section that specifies what items and item instances have changed, with references to the actual changes described in the Body section.
A minister's discretionary powers include allotment of land, change in land use, appointments and transfers of bureaucrats, instructions to change file notings to favour vested interests and approval of projects.
Developments in the US will certainly push him in the direction of integrated continental cap-and-trade markets, although his track record on the climate change file owes more to rhetoric than any real action.
By supporting various file systems, LVM and software RAID devices, we allow users to reconfigure the storage using the same or completely different hardware, change file system types, migrate from disk partitions to LVM or software RAID, and much more.
Commwarrior Q spreads itself via Bluetooth and MMS, can hide itself in other (SIS) files, and can change file size, making it harder to detect.