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Canada Computes: Get to the root of Linux's file system

May 18, 2000, 11:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

"One of the first things newcomers to Linux will notice is the file system. It can be very daunting to see all the directories and wonder what they all mean. Today I'm going to give you a guided tour of the directory structure."

"Some of these directories cannot be accessed properly if you are a simple user, so I am writing from the perspective of root access, where you can see all, touch all and, more importantly, destroy all:"

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