Definition of Filename

1. Noun. (computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files; may contain an extension that indicates the type of file.

Exact synonyms: Computer File Name, Computer Filename, File Name
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Name
Terms within: Extension, File Name Extension, Filename Extension



Definition of Filename

1. Noun. (computing) The name assigned to a collection of records (i.e. lines) within a filesystem. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Filename

1. the name of a computer file [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filename

file system
file transfer protocol
file type
file types
fileable
filed
filefish
filefishes
filegroup
filegroups
filemask
filemasks
filemot
filemots
filenadol
filename (current term)
filename extension
filename extensions
filenames
filensin
filer
filers
files
fileserver
fileservers
filesharer
filesharers
filesharing
filestore
filestores

Literary usage of Filename

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software by SAS Institute (2001)
"Referencing an External File with a Fileref An alternate method for referencing an external file is to use the filename statement to set up a fileref for a ..."

2. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"To specify a character-set encoding, use the following form: filename fileref ... File Attributes to the SAS Log Use a filename statement to write the ..."

3. Moving and Accessing SAS(R) 9.1 Files by Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"1 on page lists SAS filename extensions for members by operating ... Table 11.1 SAS filename Extension by Operating Environment Type and SAS Version . ..."

4. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha by Sas Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"0 options specified on the filename or FILE statements indicating the e-mail ... Syntax of the filename Statement for E-Mail To send electronic mail from a ..."

5. SAS 9.1.3 [sic.] Companion for Z/OS. by SAS Institute, SAS Publishing (2004)
"See “Using the filename Statement or Function to Allocate External Files” on page or “filename Function” on page 259 for more information. ..."

6. SAS/CONNECT(R) 9.1 User's Guide: User's Guide by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"Also, a fileref must be defined and the filename statement must be executed before a SAS statement or command that uses the fileref can execute. ..."

7. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"Example filename with CATALOG filename mycat catalog 'catalog' <catalog-options>; specifier filename with FTP specifier filename myfile FTP 'external-file' ..."

8. SAS(R) Component Language 9.1:: Reference, Volumes 1 and 2 by SAS Institute (2004)
"The second call to filename is the same as the second call to filename in Example 2. However, in this example, because Fi is assigned to a concatenated list ..."

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