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THE TREE

The / File System:


A simplified overview of the file system, with only the most important subdirectories and an absolute minimal description:


/bin ( most programs for the user with normal user permissions )


/boot ( where you can add extra kernels for multi booting )


/dev ( Contains all the special files (nodes) used to access hardware and other device drivers )


/etc ( most of the config files )


/home
/home/lost+found ( where things end up after a "scandisk" due to an improper shutdown )
/home/bruno ( here opens "home" icon, konqueror and the console )
/home/bruno/tmp ( where I download/store my ISO´s )
/home/bruno/downloads ( other downloads, directory made by user )
/home/bruno/documents ( documents )


/initrd ( nearly empty )


/lib ( all the libraries needed for the programs to run )


/lost+found ( where things end up after a "scandisk" due to an improper shutdown )


/mnt ( where devices are mounted )
/mnt/win_c ( if you dualboot windows )
/mnt/cdrom
/mnt/floppy


/opt ( some 3rd party programs that got there at install like Acrobat Reader)


/proc ( a direct reflection of the system kept in memory )


/root ( where konqueror opens as root )
/root/drakx ( only in case you run Mandrake  )
/root/tmp


/sbin ( most executables that need root permission )


/tmp ( system temp files )


/usr
/usr/bin ( most executables for programs with user permission )
/usr/local/bin ( programs the user installs himself )
/usr/src ( for extra kernel sources and downloaded rpm´s )


/var
/var/log ( all the log files, and there are many.



More elaborate info see:

CODE
$ man hier



Bruno


-- Oct 7 2003 ( Revised Apr 26 2006 ) --


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