Linux Directory Structure and Important Files Paths Explained

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Avishek Kumar

I am a major in computer science, love to research nix. I love to write codes and scripts, review distros, experiment Foss Technologies, write technical articles, Hack, of course Ethically. I am working as System Administrator (nix) for a NGO.

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14 Responses

  1. LionKing says:

    This is really helpful tutorial welldone guys..keep bringing tutorials like these.

  2. Kash says:

    Beginner of linux, This link was very helpful, Learned alot from it. Thanks.

  3. junkymbox says:

    Thank you for taking the time to produce this article; most appreciated.

  4. Mannem says:

    Really very useful information.Thanks for given more information on file-system.

  5. This is very usefull. thanks

  6. This is very informative, I am learning linux and become a fan of it. Found this very helpful to understand the file-system.
    Thanks for the post.

  7. Karl Clinger says:

    You could also see this in the documentation by viewing the “hier” man page. This also gives a description of the linux filesystem hierarchy. (man hier)

  8. stuart says:

    I think there is a typo where you specify:
    /boot/vmlinz

    Should it not be /boot/vmlinuz (missing a u)

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Thanks, corrected in the article.

      • Caracal says:

        Well done! Thanks!

        Isn’t it /proc/version instead of /version?

        And because this article is for the beginners, I would add as a general info that all commands have to be run with a preceded cat e.g cat /proc/version

  9. 5iGTERM says:

    nice work, but there is one little thing:

    /usr means “unix system resources” and has nothing to do with user resources. all files in /usr can used from different computers or jails at the same time.

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