active file

active file

[′ak·tiv ′fīl]
(computer science)
A collection of records that is currently being used or is available for use.
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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Western Kenya regional office has been put on the spot following outbursts by a first-term MP from Siaya County who has an active file in regard to misuse of National Government CDF funds.
She has about 180 students in her active file and describes them as "all over the board" in age, gender, and background.
In an article for the Guardian, Mr Hain said: "Because the principle of Parliament's sovereignty and independence from the state is vital to our democracy, having an active file on sitting MPs deriving from their radical activism decades before is a fundamental threat to our democracy - even more so if Special Branch considered our contemporary political views or activities as MPs merited such a file.
Active file management allows healthcare providers to easily access files that are stored offsite.
LexisNexis simplified the process by incorporating existing permissions at the active file level.
All employees that have been terminated for more than one year should be removed from the current active file, and all employees should have an 1-9 on file.
From long-term planning and going international for supporters, the organization now has an active file of 160,000 international donors and has expanded to the Czech Republic and Austria, netting $1.6 million.
..." It concludes: We say, that's life, that's love-- Yet the active file distinguishes hounds, greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs; gate and mirror; heads of lettuce glazed with rain; Taj Mahal and traveler; marching trees of Birnam Wood; sheep from Deuteronomy.
With regard to the timing risk, be aware that computer systems aren't picky about what deleted or other nonactive data is written over when drive space is required for an active file. Thus, it is critical that the components of the computer environment which hold the digital data in question be taken "offline" from other system activities as soon as computer forensic activities are initiated and until the data can be acquired.
Or either simply remember to always close an active file before greeting a client at your door, or simply shut off just your monitor.