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Old 07-02-2003, 09:59 AM   #1
LinguelSanchez
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Hi everyone, I've been scouting this forum for some while and it is increasing my interests in Linux. I have Linux for some months now, working as I want it to work. But I have some questions so if anyone knows some info or a link to appropriate info, thanks in advance for posting it.

One of the most interesting things of Linux for me, is the fact it's open source. Now I am far from an OS expert and the way they program it, but I want to sniff around a little bit to find this code.

Therefor my question:

Can anyone give me a brief explanation of the most common directories in Linux and what they are used for (dev, bin, etc, ...)

If this is discussed in another thread on this forum, my apologies, but please place a link to there too.

Miguel
 
Old 07-02-2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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/bin = system utilities - ls, less, cat
/sbin = administrator utilities - fdisk, mke2fs
/etc = configuration data / initialiastion scripts
/dev = device files (these are NOT real files...)
/usr/bin = applications (conventionally networked ones)
/usr/local/bin = locally held applications
/opt = sometimes used to hold applications
/tmp = temporary fies, system sockets ....
/proc = virtual process data, not real files.
/var = erm.. data queues, e.g. printer, mail etc... things like that, databases for pacakcge menangement etc...
 
Old 07-02-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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Old 07-03-2003, 03:20 AM   #4
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Woow, only two replies to give me everything I wanted .

Thank you acid_kewpie for a perfect brief explanation.

Thank you michaelk for a tremendously great link for an in depth view.

Lot's of appreciation !!!!

If the world was like this forum, and the leaders of this world like the moderators, the world would kick heavens ass if it comes to being a paradise.

Really, keep up the very very good work and especially the very good attitude.

Arne
 
  


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