Linux file systems and directories

Linux file systems and directories

Linux’s directory structure
Lost in the file system? Where are all the files? What do the weird directories contain? How is the Linux file system organized? A little overview on the most important directories on Linux.

Moving around in the Linux file system
Learn how to move from directory to another with cd, how to find out what directory you’re in with pwd, and how to list the contents of a directory with ls. You’ll also learn what are absolute and relative path names.

Creating, copying, moving, and removing directories
How to create, move and delete directories in Linux with the mkdirmv and rmdir commands. You’ll also learn how to copy a directory with its contents and how to remove a directory that is not empty.

How to mount filesystems
Learn what is mounting and how to do it. If you want to access stuff like floppies, CD-ROMs, or MS Windows partitions, you’ll need to know how to mount.

How to edit and understand /etc/fstab
The mounting tuXfile follow-up. Learn how a configuration file called /etc/fstab is used in conjunction with the mount command. If you have troubles accessing stuff like floppies, CDs, or MS Windows partitions, you probably have a misconfigured /etc/fstab file.

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