Basic Shell File Manipulation

If you've worked with MS-DOS before, most of this chapter will come fairly easily to you. If you haven't worked with MS-DOS before, then some background information is necessary.

How FreeBSD Stores Files

Like most other modern operating systems, FreeBSD stores files in a hierarchal tree structure. You can think of the FreeBSD filesystem as a system of filing cabinets as in an office. You can think of the hard disk as a group of filing cabinets. FreeBSD is organized into multiple directories. You can think of these directories as individual filing cabinets within the group of cabinets. Directories can contain files and also other directories. These directories and files are analogous to the folders and papers in a ...

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