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Old 10-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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a simple question

ahh its a very stupid question bt
/root/myfolder and /myfolder are the same rite
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/ is the root directory
/root is the home directory of root

/myfolder is a directory on the root directory
/root/myfolder is a directory in the home directory of root
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/root is the home directory of root
u mean root users rite??
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

It might get a bit confusing due to the fact that root is used in two meanings:

/ - this is the root directory of your filesystem
root - name of the superuser account on a system

So the /root is the home directory of user 'root' while /myfolder is a subdirectory of the root directory.

Hope it makes sense.

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