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Fundamentals of Linux by Oliver Pelz

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Navigating the Linux filesystem

In this section, you will learn how to navigate the Linux filesystem. You will also learn how the Linux filesystem is structured. If we print out the folder structure of the top-level directories beneath the root directory by executing the tree -d -L 1 / command, you will see a list of strange-sounding directory names. These directory names are the same on any Linux distribution and they follow a standard called the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS). Each of these standard directories in the Linux filesystem has a specific purpose, and the user can expect certain files in certain locations, and it also means that a program can predict where the files are located, and it also means that any program working ...

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