file maintenance

Definitions

Computing

  • noun the process of updating a file by changing, adding or deleting entries

Electronics

  • The updating of master files, based on changes in the data contained in transaction files.
  • Any activity which helps maintain files current and/or optimally accessible. Such activities include the addition, modification, or deletion of contained information, copying or archiving files, or the defragmentation of a disk.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the practice of keeping files up to date by changing, adding or deleting entries
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