A file system is normally organized into directories for easy navigation and usage. These
directories may contain files and other directions.
An Operating System does the following activities for file management −
Keeps track of information, location, uses, status etc. The collective facilities are
often known as file system.
Decides who gets the resources.
Allocates the resources.
De-allocates the resources.
Other Important Activities
Following are some of the important activities that an Operating System performs −
Security − By means of password and similar other techniques, it prevents
unauthorized access to programs and data.
Control over system performance − Recording delays between request for a service
and response from the system.
Job accounting − Keeping track of time and resources used by various jobs and
Error detecting aids − Production of dumps, traces, error messages, and other
debugging and error detecting aids.
Coordination between other softwares and users − Coordination and assignment of
compilers, interpreters, assemblers and other software to the various users of the
Functions of operating systems:
Operating system performs the following functions:
Booting: Booting is a process of starting the computer operating system starts the computer to
work. It checks the computer and makes it ready to work.