The UNIX File System

The UNIX file system is where Solaris stores, organizes, and manages information. This hierarchical file system enables the user to organize files into directories. More in-depth information on Solaris file systems can be found in Chapter 14, “Managing File Systems.” One thing to keep in mind about UNIX is that it views directories, regular files, and devices (for example, printers, disks, tape drives, and terminal screens) all in the same way. There are many file types available in Solaris, including the following:

  • Regular or ordinary files These files hold data. These include ASCII text files, binary data, image data, databases, application-related data, and computer source code.

  • Directories Contrary to what it might ...

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