CHAPTER 4

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The File-Paths to Success

This chapter takes a look at what a filesystem is and how different operating systems try to make sense of them. We explain the difference between separate root filesystems and unified root filesystems, and why knowing this up front might save you a lot of headache.

We then move on to looking at the filesystem presented to you on your Pi. We explore the standard layout and explain what goes where and what it actually does. We will also show off some simple commands that highlight some benefits of the UNIX “everything-is-a-file” approach to system design.

Next we will show you how to move around your system, ...

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