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Dec 02, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stutz)

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"Your home directory is the place where you keep your own files. Good organizational skills and some foresight will help keep your 'home' in order. Here are some hints for organizing your home directory.

"You'll find that the home directory as outlined here mirrors, in many ways, the /usr/local directory tree, which itself somewhat mirrors the system root directory, /; this is no coincidence. The Linux directory tree structure is well-organized and lends itself to this purpose; I've found that the home directory, and directories for any particular project or 'thing,' usually have some similar directories and files: bin, doc, etc, src, tmp, THANKS, passwd, and so on..."

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