I would like someone to explain all the different folders found in the root directory of linux and explain what they hold.
RE: Linux Folder Help
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Posted on 25-09-05 16:39
/ - the top level of the filesystem /bin - Holds the programs ("binary" files) that make up the commands of the operating system /boot - contains the linux kernel and bootloader /dev - holds special files that represent the devices on the system /etc - hold system-wide configuration files for operating system /home - contains a home directory for each user on the system /initrd - used during system start up /lib - contains "libraries" files, shared program code used by the operating system /lib/modules - contains kernel modules such as device drivers. /mnt - contrains temporarily mounted filesystems such as CD/DVD-Roms, etc /opt - sometimes used to store large applications /proc - A simulated folder offering access to kernel infomation /root - the root (administrator on windows) users home directory /sbin - holds essential program files that make up the operating system /tmp - holds temporary files /usr - hold application files /usr/bin - holds program files for applications /usr/etc - holds system wide configuration for applications /usr/include - contains header files for operating system and applications /usr/lib - contains "libraries" files, shared program code used by the applications /usr/libexec - contains libraries in alternative formats /usr/local - similar to /usr, for user installed applications /usr/sbin - holds non-essential program files that make up the operating system /usr/share - shared files /usr/share/doc - contains documentaion (help) files for installed programs /usr/share/man - contains the man(ual) pages for installed programs /usr/src - source code for programs /usr/src/linux - the source code for the kernel /usr/X11R6 - contains files related to the Graphics subsystem (XFree86 / X11) /var - contains dynamic "variable" data such as logs /var/logs - contains log files /var/spool/lpd - the printer queue /var/www - contains the webpages served by apache
Edited by on 25-09-05 19:33
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