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Linux Directory Structure Tutorial

Linux Directory Structure Tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to explore Linux Root (/) directory structure , everything on your Linux system is located under the / directory, known as the root directory just like Windows’ C:\ directory. I am using “Kubuntu 20.04” root directory structure as reference.

 /bin  Essential command binaries
 /boot  Static files of the boot loader
 /dev  Device File
 /etc  Host-specific system configuration
 /home  User home directories
 /lib  Essential shared libraries and kernel modules
 /media  Contains mount points for replaceable media
 /mnt  Mount point for mounting a file system temporarily
 /proc  Virtual directory for system information
 /root  Home directory for the root user
 /run  Run-time variable data
 /sbin  Essential system binaries
 /sys  Virtual directory for system information
 /tmp  Temporary files
 /usr  Secondary hierarchy
 /var  Variable Data
 /srv  Data for services provided by the system
 /opt  Add-on application software packages
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Thanks for sharing such content and supporting opensource

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