NewsForge: Using the /dev and /proc File Systems
Apr 05, 2002, 07:57 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Butcher)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."