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Explain briefly the significance of the Unix file system?

Answer: Without a filesystem data and documents would be random and extremely hard to find. Unix files systems (XFS, NS, E2FS, Minix...) all have file level access control (owner, group, world) and allow very fine control over user rights. In addition, the way they handle files allows them to be fairly immune to disk/file fragmentation. Unix filesystems are built for multiple concurrent users so they must be more robust than say MS-DOS.

In a C source program, the basic element recognized by the compiler is the "token." A token is source-program text that the compiler does not break down into component elements. Syntax token: keyword identifier constant string-literal operator punctuator COBOL Acronym for common business oriented language. Developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, COBOL is the second-oldest high-level programming language (FORTRAN is the oldest). It is particularly popular for business applications that run on large computers. COBOL is a wordy language; programs written in COBOL tend to be much longer than the same programs written in other languages. This can be annoying when you program in COBOL, but the wordiness makes it easy to understand programs because everything is spelled out. Although disparaged by many programmers for being outdated, COBOL is still the most widely used programming language in the world.