The Rest of the Directory Structure

Your home directory is just one part of the entire FreeBSD directory structure. Outside of your home directory, FreeBSD has a complex, but well organized, set of directories. As a normal user, you cannot make any changes to any directories or files outside of your home directory (with certain exceptions, which are not important right now). However, you will access files located outside of your home directory structure on a very regular basis because this is where most of the programs you will be working with are located.

Like most modern operating systems, FreeBSD uses a hierarchal directory structure known as a tree structure. You are probably familiar with this term from Windows. If not, it gets its name ...

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