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File Control Block

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What does FCB mean?

File control block
A File Control Block is a file system structure in which the state of an open file is maintained. An FCB is managed by the operating system, but it resides in the memory of the program that uses the file, not in operating system memory. This allows a program to have as many files open at one time as it wants to, provided it can spare enough memory for an FCB per file. The FCB originates from CP/M and is also present in most variants of DOS, though only as a backwards compatibility measure in MS-DOS versions 2.0 and later. A full FCB is 36 bytes long; in early versions of CP/M, it was 33 bytes. This fixed size, which could not be increased without breaking application compatibility, lead to the FCB's eventual demise as the standard method of accessing files. The meanings of several of the fields in the FCB differ between CP/M and DOS, and also depending on what operation is being performed. The following fields have consistent meanings:

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