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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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The Unix Directory Tree

The Unix data storage facility is a collection of directories that contain files and other directories. These files and directories are organized in a hierarchical structure with the root (/) directory as the starting point. Thus, the Unix data storage is organized in the form of an inverted tree with directories being branches and files being leaves.

Metacharacters

Metacharacters are characters or combinations of characters that can be used to represent all or portions of directory or filenames. Metacharacters allow a short phrase to represent a longer directory/filename or even a series of directory/filenames. All three standard Solaris 9 login shells (Bourne, C, and Korn) support the metacharacters listed in Table 6.4 ...

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