Chapter 6. The Linux Filesystem

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A filesystem is a set of data structures (page 1032) that usually resides on part of a disk and that holds directories of files. Filesystems store user and system data that are the basis of users’ work on the system and the system’s existence. This chapter discusses the organization and terminology of the Linux filesystem, defines ordinary and directory files, and explains the rules for naming them. It also shows ...

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