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Linux Directory Map / Structure Root   Path  Description bin/ ( -> usr/bin) Files that can be executed (binary files) used to troubleshot or debug the operating system. boot/ Contains a minimum number of files needed by the operating system to boot – a part of bootloader, bootmanager and the kernel dev/ Contains file representations of peripheral devices and pseudo-devices. etc/ System configuration files for operating system and applications home/ Contains user’s pe...
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As you already know, in Windows just after the install there are a few standard directories like: Windows, Program Files, Documents and Settings/Users. In Linux a similar structure exists but with much more directories. I will present you below the most important ones: /home = contains user’s personal folders and files /root = contains the files and folders of root user /dev = special files for system hardware devices /etc = system configuration files for operating system and applications /tmp...