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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Lesson 4. The File System Explained

In this lesson, we will cover the fundamentals of the Unix file system as well as start to learn how to perform basic file system navigation.

Now that we have learned how to log in, find help, and navigate the X Window System, we need to learn about the single most important thing in Unix—the file system! Because almost everything in Unix is viewed as a file, it would only make sense that understanding the file system be your top priority. By the end of this lesson, you will know how to navigate the file system with ease. Unix provides extremely sophisticated file access and control, which is a clear sign of its internal power. Let's begin learning how to unleash that power.

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