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Old 07-20-2006, 01:32 AM   #1
thammerlund
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cd to Folder on the Same Level as root.


I have what may seem like a strange question. I want to make a directory on the same level as the root directory.

For example, I want a folder/directory "admin".

Using Samba I want the path to look like
server/admin

NOT
server/root/admin

Does anyone know how to do this?
Thank you,
Tom
 
Old 07-20-2006, 02:03 AM   #2
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login as root (use su -) and just create the directory (mkdir /admin). If i understand you correctly you want the new directory under / and not some /root or /home or /usr or anywhere else.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 02:13 AM   #3
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Two kinds of root makes things confusing.

The "root" of the filesystem is the highest level on the tree, and has the nondescript name of "/". By contrast the root user has the username of "root", and has a directory mounted at the root of the filesystem--namely "/root". So you might say that root's home is at /--which is the root of the file system. Therefore, root's home is at the root.

Confused yet??

You want to make a directory at the top of the tree, which is "/". Two choices:
cd to "/", then "mkdir <dirname>"
"mkdir /<dirname>"
(much simpler if you avoid the "r word"....... )
 
  


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