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Linux Filesystem Hierarchy

Linux Filesystem Hierarchy

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Linux Filesystem Hierarchy
Version 0.65
Binh Nguyen
<linuxfilesystem(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au>
2004−07−30This document outlines the set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under theLinux operating system according to those of the FSSTND v2.3 final (January 29, 2004) and also its actualimplementation on an arbitrary system. It is meant to be accessible to all members of the Linux community,be distribution independent and is intended to discuss the impact of the FSSTND and how it has managed toincrease the efficiency of support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, developmenttools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems.Copyright 2003 Binh NguyenTrademarks are owned by their owners.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU FreeDocumentation License, Version 1.2; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front−Cover Texts, and with noBack−Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free DocumentationLicense".
 
Table of Contents
Source and pre−formatted versionsavailable..................................................................................................1Chapter 1. Linux Filesystem Hierarchy............................................................................................................2
1.1. Foreward...........................................................................................................................................21.2. The Root Directory...........................................................................................................................61.3. /bin....................................................................................................................................................71.4. /boot..................................................................................................................................................91.5. /dev..................................................................................................................................................101.6. /etc...................................................................................................................................................151.7. /home..............................................................................................................................................481.8. /initrd...............................................................................................................................................491.9. /lib...................................................................................................................................................501.10. /lost+found....................................................................................................................................511.11. /media............................................................................................................................................521.12. /mnt...............................................................................................................................................531.12.1. Mounting andunmounting..................................................................................................531.13. /opt................................................................................................................................................561.14. /proc..............................................................................................................................................561.15. /root...............................................................................................................................................781.16. /sbin...............................................................................................................................................791.17. /usr................................................................................................................................................801.18. /var................................................................................................................................................841.19. /srv................................................................................................................................................871.20. /tmp...............................................................................................................................................88
Glossary.............................................................................................................................................................89Appendix A. UNIX System V Signals.............................................................................................................95Appendix B. Sources.........................................................................................................................................96Appendix C. About the Author........................................................................................................................99Appendix D. Contributors..............................................................................................................................100Appendix E. Disclaimer..................................................................................................................................101Appendix F. Donations...................................................................................................................................102Appendix G. Feedback...................................................................................................................................103Appendix H. GNU Free Documentation License.........................................................................................104
H.1. PREAMBLE................................................................................................................................104H.2. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS....................................................................................104H.3. VERBATIM COPYING..............................................................................................................105H.4. COPYING IN QUANTITY.........................................................................................................106H.5. MODIFICATIONS......................................................................................................................106H.6. COMBINING DOCUMENTS.....................................................................................................107
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Appendix H. GNU Free Documentation License
H.7. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS..........................................................................................108H.8. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS.................................................................108H.9. TRANSLATION..........................................................................................................................108H.10. TERMINATION........................................................................................................................109H.11. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE.............................................................................109H.12. ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents...................................................109Notes..............................................................................................................................................110
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