LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
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 12-15-2003, 09:28 PM   #1
Jerrac
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Linux File System


Ok, Could someone point me to an article that explains the logic behind all the different dir's in Linux? Like why have etc, var, and lib.... Or could some just explain how it works?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
caid
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: NZ
Distribution: slack current
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
re

http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/

there are plenty more if you google "linux filesystem" or something of the like.
why have them? it would be a mess if everything was just chucked in /

;o)

caid

Last edited by caid; 12-15-2003 at 09:38 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
Jerrac
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks! I was just wondering why the file system wasn't like windows. I find windows way very logical. So I figured that linux must have some kind of logic in it. I just couldn't figure it out.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:43 PM   #4
slackhappy
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: RH 7.3 - 9, Slackware 9.1
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
It is tricky at first. Once you do some reading and figure it out you will realize it is very logical.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 05:26 AM   #5
JZL240I-U
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
Posts: 4,062

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
For the official version see

File System Hierachy Standard
 
  


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
figuring out 'file system' and 'swap file system' types TrulyTessa Linux - Newbie 3 09-26-2005 07:46 PM
linux file system namich Linux - Software 2 04-13-2005 10:28 PM
let linux seethe other file system plusu Linux - Hardware 1 10-22-2004 01:04 PM
linux file system cerebellum Linux - Newbie 4 06-04-2004 03:46 AM
Linux File System Cloud4strife Linux - Newbie 5 06-14-2002 09:01 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.

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