Block Device

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name
Block Device
abbreviated IRI
d3f:BlockDevice
definition
A block device (or block special file) provides buffered access to hardware devices, and provides some abstraction from their specifics. IEEE Std 1003.1-2017: A file that refers to a device. A block special file is normally distinguished from a character special file by providing access to the device in a manner such that the hardware characteristics of the device are not visible.
synonyms
Block Special File
defined by
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Device_file#BLOCKDEV
see also
https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap03.html#tag_03_79

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