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From:Wm Mussatto Date:September 16 2010 9:55pm
Subject:Re: filesystem or database??
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On Thu, September 16, 2010 13:30, mohit verma wrote:
> hello ,
> when we  install any package the terminal shows in end "
reading database"
> (used by package manager like .deb or
rpm). but as in linux everything is
> nothing but a file. so
database shown above must be a part of the
> filesystem
. so why we not say that " reading filesystem".
> what
differs and imposes to say filesystem or database differentlly
> of one being one subset of other (filesystem)?
"Database" can be stored as a file or a collection of related
'reading a filesystem' would imply scanning a bunch of directories which
contain unrelated files, whereas 'reading a database' implies information
is in some sort of defined structure. 

Just my $0.02 worth.


William R. Mussatto, Senior Systems Engineer
Ph. 909-920-9154 ext 101

Re: filesystem or database??mohit verma16 Sep
  • Re: filesystem or database??Wm Mussatto16 Sep