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Basic Understanding of UNIX File System

File systems in the UNIX family have never been very well organized. Various incompatible naming conventions are used simultaneously, and different types of files are scattered randomly around the namespace. In many cases, files are divided by function and not by how likely they are to change, making it difficult to upgrade the operating system. […]

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Purpose of Linux File System Structure

The arrangement of files in a Linux system may seem at first to be a semi-arbitrary arrangement of files and directories, based on historic practice. To an extent that’s true, but over the years the layout has evolved for good reasons into the hierarchy we see today. The general idea is to separate files and […]