Chapter 4. The GNU/Linux Filesystem

IN THIS CHAPTER

The Hierarchical Filesystem

Directory and Ordinary Files

Working with Directories

Access Permissions

Links

A filesystem is a data structure (page 1463) that usually resides on part of a disk. This chapter discusses the organization and terminology of the GNU/Linux filesystem, defines ordinary and directory files, and explains the rules for naming them. The chapter shows how to create and delete directories, move through the filesystem, and use pathnames to access files in various directories. This chapter also covers file access permissions which allow you to share selected files with other users. The final section describes links, which can make a single file appear in more than one directory. ...

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