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The Linux file-system at a glance

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Shame all of those names are in CAPITALS whereas in reality they are not, and UNIX filesystems are case sensitive...

 

Otherwise, nice overview, thanks for posting.

 

I just realised: they didn't yet include the recently more popular /media for ehm, external media (thumbdrives and such).

Edited by aRTee

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Another directory that seems to be missing here is /usr/src. Some people think the whole "open-source kernel" thing is a noteworthy feature of Linux.

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Boy I wish I'd of had this years ago. Might just make it a wallpaper! For those of you (including me) just learning where stuff is this is a must have. When I install a program I'm not sure where it all goes, but I'm learning. I can even compile and install stuff...big thing when you're new. I've been playing with Linux for a long time and waiting for it to get to where I don't need windows. Well it is just about there and I am trying to force myself to learn to do it in linux. Some things only run in windows so I'm stuck with it as a dual boot.

 

Anyway, take a look at this. It will help you to understand where things go when it says done....done what...where? You can also find a program by whereis...

 

If you read a few post down you see that the capitol letters don't belong. Linux commands are case sensitive...DIR does not work...dir does. I know those are commands but it is the same for directories.

 

dir HOME will not work. dir home works.

 

I hope this is not condsidered off topic as part of installing software is being able to run it...it's in there ain't good enough...gotta know where.

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I hope this is not condsidered off topic as part of installing software is being able to run it...it's in there ain't good enough...gotta know where.

It is off-topic in Software as you are just commenting on a post in another forum. :). I've merged your topic into the original.

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Of course that chart should all be in lowercase. I think even noobies would immediately realise that. It's designed to give you a quick-glance reference of the filesystem layout. Nothing more.

 

I could spend an hour or two making my own chart that uses lowercase or explains things more clearly but I honestly don't have the time and this one serves the purpose well enough.

 

Maybe this weekend... :P

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