Chapter 10

The Linux File System

This chapter’s learning objectives are

  • To understand the types of objects that Linux treats as files and how they differ
  • To understand the role of the inode
  • To be able to utilize Linux file system commands of badblocks, cpio, df, du, dump, mkfifo, mount, stat, umount, and tar
  • To understand common partitions in Linux, the role of the files /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab and the meaning of the term “file system”
  • To be able to establish disk quotas
  • To understand the role of the top-level Linux directories

10.1 Introduction

In Chapter 3, we viewed the Linux file system from a user’s perspective. Here, we examine the Linux file system from a system administration point of view. For a single user of a standalone workstation, ...

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