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1.10 Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
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FHS is a subset of the Linux Standards Base (LSB) which is an organization and a set of guidelines for promoting a set of standards to increase Linux distribution compatibility
represents the root directory of the Linux system. All directories are below it
contains binary commands that are available to all users.
contains the kernel and bootloader files
contains device files that represent the devices used by the system, such as a hard drive, mouse, and printer.
contains configuration files specific to the system.
contains by default the user home directories.
contains shared program libraries and kernel modules
contains the /cdrom and /floppy directories.
is an empty directory, and is often used for temporarily mounted filesystems
contains the additional programs on the system.
contains information about the system state and processes.
is the root user's home directory. Do not confuse /root with the root of the system (/)
contains system binary commands.
contains files for services such as HTTP and FTP servers.
contains the sysfs virtual filesystem which displays information about devices and drivers
contains temporary files created by programs during system use.
contains system commands and utilities.
contains data files that change constantly
/var/mail (holds e-mail in boxes)
/var/spool (holds files waiting for processing, such as print jobs or scheduled jobs)
/var/www (holds www or proxy cache files)
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