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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Linux File Systems and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)

In this part of the chapter, we’re going to discuss the Linux file system in general. Specifically, we’re going to review the following:

• The role of the Linux file system

• The hierarchical structure of the Linux file system

• Linux file types

Let’s begin by discussing the role of the file system.

The Role of the Linux File System

So what exactly is the general role of the file system on a Linux system (or any other operating system, for that matter)? We’re talking about a system that stores information on a storage device in such a manner that

• Data can be saved in a logical manner.

• Data is organized and can be easily located.

• Data can be retrieved for use at a later point ...

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