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Old 06-13-2003, 01:01 AM   #1
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Filesystem question


Ok, so im still a newbie.

But I still dont understand the Linux/Unix file system.

what is /proc for?
Ive kinda figured out that /etc is for configuration files....but why the hell did they call it "etc"?

anyway, if some1 could point me to a document where it explains the filesystem, id be less of a newbie hehe, im on my way to becoming a non-newbie.

Thanks guys
 
Old 06-13-2003, 01:18 AM   #2
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proc is for processes. so you can get at the os's
goings on. they're not really files in there. just links
to processes.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 01:39 AM   #3
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ahh, hence the name proc hehe

thanx for your reply.

still wondering what the rest of them mean? /home is obvious, and so is /root
 
Old 06-13-2003, 01:48 AM   #4
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http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/node20.html.gz

http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-2.html

You can learn a lot of what's going on by cat'ing or less'ing a lot of stuff in proc - a couple of files will make your display go haywire *g* but a lot of it's great stuff.

dev=device files
lib=libraries
mnt=mount
bin=binaries
sbin=system binaries
var=variable data
usr=user files
etc=dumb term that should have been cfg. *g*

Stuff like that.
 
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# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout
 
Old 06-13-2003, 02:13 AM   #6
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thanx for youre help guys.

Soon ill classify myself as a non-newbie
 
  


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