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Posted on 20-08-05 18:56
I would like someone to explain all the different folders found in the root directory of linux and explain what they hold.


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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