13.2. The Unix File System

Most Unix operating systems are POSIX-compliant file systems that accept filenames up to 254 characters. Names are case sensitive, so Myfile.txt and myfile.txt are considered two different files. POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) is a high-performance file system that helps to reduce the amount of file fragmentation.

Unix uses mount points instead of drive letters when disks are added. A mount point is simply a point in the directory structure when the storage of the new disk has been added. This approach provides a cleaner feel to the file structure and helps to consolidate information.

For example, you are setting up a Unix machine and you have two physical hard drives that you want to use. You want to ...

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