In this chapter, I reviewed a variety of topics related to managing the Linux file system. I began this chapter by introducing you to the Linux file system. I first differentiated between a general file system and a specific disk file system such as Reiser or ext4. I then pointed out that the role of the Linux file system is to organize data such that it can be easily located and retrieved as well as reliably preserved.
I then related that Linux uses a hierarchical file system. The topmost directory of this hierarchy is the root directory (/). We discussed the role of the various standard directories used in a typical Linux system as specified in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS). These include
• /etc ...