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Old 01-15-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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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 i over analysing?
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/proc/andfriends was invented before /sys in Linux kernel.


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