Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
Hierarchical file system

Alternatively referred to as recursive, recurse is a term used to describe the procedure capable of being repeated. For example, when listing files in a Windows command prompt, you can use the dir /s command, which will recursively list all the files in the current directory and any subdirectory. To better illustrate this concept, take a look at the example graphic shown on this page. Using the dir /s command on the C:\Windows directory also would list all files listed in the C:\Windows\system32, C:\Windows\Tasks, and C:\Windows\Web directories.

Hierarchical file system, Software terms, Tree structure