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Advantages of Special files:

• Special files are those which are more securely treated by the operating system.

• These files have access to only limited persons.

• A special file has limited access.

• The owner of the file is the only person who has complete privileges like read, write, delete, and modify.

• Directories are maintained in Tree structure which is well organized.

• Easy to create and maintain user-owned directories.

Disadvantages Special files:

• Special storage place is required to maintain all special files.

• User created the file can modify access to these files without intimating to other users who are using it.

• Extra processing and data structure to support an additional file type.

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