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Old 09-16-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question file system layout


Just wandering where to store personal files. I have a multimedia collection and some other files that I want to put on my system, but have no idea where to stick them on the Linux file system. Where do you store files? (which may be used by multiple users) /usr? /home? /mnt? Or maybe something like /data?

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Max Z.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:23 AM   #2
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/home/[your username]
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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/home is generally for userfiles, but your directory within it will only be accesible to you.

If you create a new directory, eg /home/all and set the access rights to the user group of the people you want to be able access it using chgrp and chmod.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:21 PM   #4
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Is there any convenition on this? Where do companies store general files?
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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Not really, transient stuff usually goes into /var directory and permanent things into some folder under /home. In the end it really does not matter and more of a matter of personal preference than anything else.
 
  


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