File or filing may refer to:


  • File (tool)
  • Filing (metalworking)
  • Nail file

Paper or computer records:

  • File folder, a folder for holding loose papers
  • Filing cabinet or file cabinet
  • Filing (legal), submitting a document to the clerk of a court
  • Computer file
  • File URI scheme
  • File (command), a Unix program for determining the type of data contained in a computer file


  • File (formation), a single column of men one in front of the other
  • File (chess), a column of the chessboard
  • Filé powder, a culinary ingredient used in Cajun and Creole cooking
  • Filé (band), a Cajun musical ensemble from Louisiana, U.S
  • Fili or file, a class of Irish poets
  • Electronic Language International Festival, an art and technology festival held yearly in São Paulo, Brazil

Famous quotes containing the word file:

    I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled “Science Fiction” ... and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)

    A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Probably nothing in the experience of the rank and file of workers causes more bitterness and envy than the realization which comes sooner or later to many of them that they are “stuck” and can go no further.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)