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Old 03-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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newbie question about directory structure


what is the topmost directory called in linux? i.e. / (where bin, boot, dev, etc, lib, opt, root etc. etc is)
 
Old 03-28-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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/ is called root.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxdir.html

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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/ is called root.
Not to be confused with root the superuser. From repo's link:
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Don't confuse the root directory with the root user account, root password (which obviously is the root user's password) or root user's home directory.
I usually just call it "slash" to prevent confusion.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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I usually just call it "slash" to prevent confusion.
Too many things called root, it can be confusing.

"slash" isn't he a guitar player....LOL
 
Old 03-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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thanks! I was thinking it was called root but, I though /root was called root. So I'll just have to make sure to specify which root.
 
Old 03-29-2012, 07:10 AM   #7
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It's simple though
There is the root directory /
And root's directory /root

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