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What You’ve Learned

  • Mac OS X’s file system supports a variety of partition schemes and volume types.
  • Disk Utility is your primary tool for managing the Mac’s file system.
  • Mac OS X includes robust built-in support for software-based RAID sets and burning optical media.
  • File system permissions, in the form of traditional UNIX-style permissions, and access control lists (ACLs) are used to control file and folder access.
  • There are many useful tools available in the command line for managing the Mac’s file system that go beyond the capabilities of the graphical user interface.
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