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derek7

I found binary file is base byte.

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Yes, one byte is the smallest amount of data you can manipulate.

But don't you worry about that, even a 1 byte file will fill up at least one sector: anywhere from 512 bytes to 4kB or more. Plus all the extra data the OS needs to keep track of the file itself.

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This is true. You have to store data at the byte level on most computers. But a 1 byte file takes up a lot more than 1 byte of disk space, because they will usually take up a filesystem block which is often 1,024 to 8,192 bytes.

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