Different Types of File System Objects in Operating System:
Different types of object in a file system are as follows:
Shortcut or Soft Link: Shortcut is a pointer to another's name in the file
Device: A hardware device like parallel port etc.
Pipe: Pipe is a communication channel between two processes. One process sends data to pipe and other process reads that data from pipe. The buffer used as
pipe is limited in size. If it is full, a process cannot send data to it. Pipes can be
named or unnamed. The unnamed pipes can only be used by the processes that create them.
Shared Memory: An allocation of memory locations for use by one or more
Semaphore: A semaphore object that can be used to control synchronization of processes.