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Old 04-14-2010, 02:38 AM   #1
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Question Understanding Linux terms & logic


I have average Linux skills because I have played around a lot with web servers but I'm still missing some pieces. I would like to understand how everything is placed and what's the logic behind it all. Terms don't really give away the meaning like for example, what's 'proc'? Processes, procedures, processor, what?

I guess what I'm after is a some sort of introduction to Linux logic and how it's built. I'm not very interested to know all the nitty gritty technical details but knowing the logic would help me to do & solve things on my own. Any urls anyone?
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:56 AM   #2
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Some of it is not logic---it is Unix tradition. A big part of that tradition traces to large multi-user systems. If you are interested in the filesystem layout, there is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesys...archy_Standard

Otherwise, give us some more specific questions.....
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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Here's a simple overview of the folder structure:
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxdir.html
 
Old 04-14-2010, 04:45 AM   #4
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Some of it is not logic---it is Unix tradition. A big part of that tradition traces to large multi-user systems. If you are interested in the filesystem layout, there is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesys...archy_Standard

Otherwise, give us some more specific questions.....
Actually that Wikipedia page gave me everything I wanted to know Yet again internet search engines still suck if you don't know exactly what you are looking.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 05:20 AM   #5
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I have always thought that I am pretty advanced Linux user... but I have not known these issues too. Well Ubuntu is really the system for totally beginners and very advanced users.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 06:33 AM   #6
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Well Ubuntu is really the system for totally beginners and very advanced users.
What makes you think that?
 
Old 04-14-2010, 06:38 AM   #7
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Some of it is not logic---it is Unix tradition.
and part of that tradition is in using teletypes as terminals. Typing and displaying was slow and command completion impractical. This resulted in a very terse commands and options -- harder to learn but faster to use. That tradition continues in short names for new Linux features such as "udev".
 
Old 04-14-2010, 09:45 AM   #8
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Hi,

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Actually that Wikipedia page gave me everything I wanted to know Yet again internet search engines still suck if you don't know exactly what you are looking.
The new Google/Linux intuitive thought interface will scale things for you.

Just remember to use good Linux thought units.

 
  


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