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Old 10-07-2004, 09:00 AM   #1
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So many folders


I've just installed SuSe 9.1 Personal. I worked with linux on school before but I certainly am no expert. My question is: where are all the different folders for? Like for example in /usr. Is there a listing of the purposes?
And the main reason I ask this question is: when I download rpm's or source tarballs, where do I keep this and where do I extract the tarballs to compile them. I want to keep everything clean and easy to overlook.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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This is a document describing the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
It's not very readable, unfortunately. I'm pretty sure I've seen a "Readers Digest" version somewhere. I'll look around a little. Stay tuned!

Martin
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxdir.html

pleeease..
i mean asking question is OK buuuuut.
there is no excuse for being lazy really.....


www.google.ch

enter: linux directory structure
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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I just didn't really knew on what keywords to search on.
But anyway, thanks for the answers. I will check them out.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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Found it! This one is much more readable:
http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/
But the other one is probably the document describing the filesystem hierarchy.

Martin
 
  


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