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Understanding the Linux Directory Layout

Feb 05, 2009, 23:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Sanborn)

"I know I learned a few things after reading the official documentation to the Linux directory. One of things I have wondered for a long time was the difference between /media and /mnt. Find out in this article along with why the administrative username is called root... "proc
Proc is a special virtual directory like /dev that contains process information. It contains runtime system info like: system memory, devices mounted, hardware configuration, etc.

Srv is a serve folder. It holds site specific data to be served by the system for protocols such as, ftp, rsync, www, cvs etc. To be compliant distributions include this folder but I have not seen it used much."

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