computer file


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Noun1.computer file - (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable formcomputer file - (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
data file, file - a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
backup file - (computer science) a computer file dedicated to storing and updating computer backups
binary file - (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application; characters use all 8 bits of each byte
main file, master file - (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent
disk file - (computer science) a computer file stored on a magnetic disk and identified by a unique label
detail file, transaction file - (computer science) a computer file containing relatively transient data about a particular data processing task
input data, input file - (computer science) a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program
output file - (computer science) a computer file that contains data that are the output of a device or program
read-only file - (computer science) a file that you can read but cannot change
text file, document - (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters
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This comprehensive and up-to-date text covers all aspects of computer file sharing ranging from the technology involved to the legal consequences of unauthorized use and abuse of those files.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- As Dallas-based Data Drive Thru sells more and more of its new patented Tornado computer file transfer tool, the company is receiving emails from business professionals who have found several valuable applications for the product in their day-to-day business operations.
All methoding data can be stored as a computer file and/or printed to produce a permanent record for future reference.
Employee privacy rights in electronic communication can be particularly costly if the employer discovers something in a "private" electronic communication or computer file that causes the employer to fire the employee.
The only safe way to delete a computer file is to erase it and overwrite it with new data several times so that no traces survive.
Once the system's patented software captures an image, even notes at the edges of the board, it is converted to a JPEG computer file.
He said he needed to know everything that was on the computer file to ensure the safety of his wife and children as well as himself.
A recent ARL (1990) Spec Kit defined the materials budget as "those funds used to acquire and lease materials" (on Specflyer) with funding used for the following: books, serials, microforms, videos, sound recordings, maps, manuscripts, government documents, computer files, binding, resource sharing agreements, preservation and conservation, consortia memberships, remote database sharing, bibliographic utility memberships and transactions fees, computer hardware to manage computer files, computer file processing and servicing, interlibrary loan, and document delivery (p.
Microsoft has introduced a system that allows users to add spoken comments to any computer file running under Windows.
The Tornado is the first automated, self-contained computer file transfer device.
He provides sound effects to go with operations such as erasing a computer file, moving information from one place to another or checking how much of a computer disk is filled.