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Important UNIX Files and their Permissions

Early Unix systems were mainly commercial commodities like most software for sale; to run the operating system, you generally had to pay for that right. In 1984 an engineer named Richard Stallman began work on the GNU Project, which was an effort to create an operating system that was like Unix and that could be distributed and used […]

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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 […]