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Latest revision as of 18:41, 2 November 2011

Here is a list of some of the common Linux/UNIX directories, described is what is contained in them.


/bin
Essential commands and programs for all users

/boot
Most of the files needed to boot the system

/dev
Device files such as disk drives, CD-ROM and printers

/etc
Administrative, configuration, and other system files

/etc/skell
Configuration files for individual users

/etc/X11
Machine–local configuration for the X Window System

/home
User home directories

/lib
Shared libraries and kernel modules

/mnt
Mount point for temporary mounting of filesystems

/opt
Add-on application packages

/proc
Kernel and process information virtual file system

/root
Home directory for root

/sbin
Essential system binaries

/tmp
Temporary files

/usr
Second major hierarchy

/usr/bin
Most user commands that are less essential than those in /bin

/var
Changeable data Files with contents that vary as the system runs

--SQLDenis 18:31, 2 November 2011 (GMT)

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