The Linux filesystem is a tree-like hierarchy of directories and files. The base of the filesystem is the “/” directory, also known as the “root” . Linux filesystem mounts all disks underneath the / filesystem, not like DOS or Windows filesystems that can have multiple roots. The following table shows you the most common Linux directories:

/bin

In this directory we will find essential command binaries like bash, ls, ps, tar, and others.

/boot

Here are static files of the boot loader.

/dev

In here we can find device files. In Linux hardware devices are accessed just like other files.

/etc

Here are system configuration files

/home

This is the location of users personal home directories. Continue Reading…
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