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Apr 05, 2002, 07:57 (4 Talkback[s])
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"There are two Linux file systems that continually prove to be confusing stumbling blocks to new Linux users. These two directories, /proc and /dev have no Windows counterpart, and are not at first glance easily understandable. They are, however, powerful tools for understanding and using Linux.

"This article is a walk-through of the device (/dev) and process (/proc) file systems. It will explain what they are, how they work, and how they are used in practice..."

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