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I can not find a really good guide on this anywhere. I am starting to become pretty familiar with my Linux system. But, this is one thing that bothers me. ...
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- 11-28-2007 #1
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- Dec 2005
Linux File System
I can not find a really good guide on this anywhere. I am starting to become pretty familiar with my Linux system. But, this is one thing that bothers me. What are the different folders specifically used for.
So far as I can tell,
/etc seems to contain system config files
/bin contains the executable path to programs
/usr/bin contains more programs
/usr/lib contains application config files
/home has all your junk in it. Certain application settings and personal files
/root roots home folder, I think mine is empty
/boot contains stuff to boot up with.
Is there a really good guide to what these and other folders are used for? I would assume there has to be some form of a standard so people arnt just putting config files anywhere and so forth.
- 11-28-2007 #2
- 11-29-2007 #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Planet Earth
In most situations, you will not need to worry about other folders except your 'home folder': /home/your_user_name (refered as ~)... applications store its settings per user, in your home folder, using "hidden" folders (names that start with period, e.g. firefox stores its settings such as cookies, add-ons, bookmarks, etc in ~/.mozilla) ...
When you install applications globally, i.e. for all users, the files are stored in different folders, but don't worry (at least if you are using a package-bases system such as (k)ubuntu or fedora).
Sometimes, you will needd to modify globals configurations, most of them located in /etc .
Rest of the folders are barely touched by normal using