Meaning of swapfile in English:

swapfile

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noun

Computing
  • A file on a hard disk used to provide space for programs which have been transferred from the processor's memory.

    ‘The Linux filesystem also supports sparse files, so swapfiles only consume the amount of disk space needed by their non-zero data.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is because the swapfile hardly gets used and I get 200Mb free memory reports from the performance monitor.’
    • ‘Now I know better and would gladly have more partitions for either its own swapfile or as just data for my new A / V digital 8 camcorder.’
    • ‘The pagefile (swapfile) is typically stored on the first primary partition, and if your Windows crashes, it's writes a log to the disk.’