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.
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 ...