footprint

1.   (jargon, hardware)   The floor or desk area taken up by a piece of hardware.

2.   (jargon, storage)   The amount of disk or RAM taken up by a program or file.

3. (IBM) The audit trail left by a crashed program (often "footprints").

See also toeprint.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1995-04-25


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