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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches by Steven Ovadia

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Chapter 14. Explaining the Linux filesystem hierarchy

We’ve spent some time exploring different Linux commands, working within your home directory (I’ll explain home in just one moment). But there are other directories on your system containing information related to everything from your program files to your system’s configuration files. In this chapter, we’re going to explore those directories, learning what’s in them and what you can do with them. While this process is helpful in troubleshooting issues with your systems, I want to emphasize that it’s just as important for personalizing your system. So knowing and understanding these directories isn’t only about fixing what’s broken. It’s also about improving what already works.

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