LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
sigint-ninja
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Republic Of Ireland
Distribution: Debian,Centos,Slackware
Posts: 451

Rep: Reputation: 29
whats the difference between /proc/sys and /sys


on a video im watching the instructor started with a slide that said

hardware settings
*****************

determine settings
hal dbus udev
/sys /proc /dev

then he talked about proc which i get
then he talked about /sys but the /sys path he was showing was in /proc/sys (where he changed ip forwarding settings etc)
and i know there is a /sys directory on the root
so this is confusing me a bit
whats the difference, do i really need to worry about this...am i over analysing?
 
Old 01-15-2015, 11:38 PM   #2
veerain
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Earth bound to Helios
Distribution: Custom
Posts: 2,524

Rep: Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319
/proc/andfriends was invented before /sys in Linux kernel.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
system not display /sys/ folder....in kernel compile how to enable sys in menuconfig dashang.trivedi Linux - Kernel 1 07-14-2011 06:00 AM
What is the prime difference between Sys 3,Sys V and System7 version of UNIX vinnie_vinodh Other *NIX 2 11-16-2010 07:01 AM
difference between /proc and /sys? KeshavSubash Linux - Newbie 1 06-10-2010 03:27 AM
LM_Sensors proc V sys Weirdname Slackware 5 11-29-2005 09:22 PM
/proc vs /sys alaios Linux - Newbie 1 06-12-2005 12:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration