Linux creates many directories upon installation, but many of Linux users are not aware of the use of all those directories.
In this article, you will find a basic information about uses of all directories and location of all types of data.
|/bin||Essential software typically needed to get the system running|
|/boot||Files related to the boot menu/loader|
|/dev||Virtual files representing hardware devices|
|/etc||System configuration files|
|/home||User’s personal folders|
|/lib||Support or library files required by software or applications|
|/media||Contains subfolders where storage devices can be mounted|
|/proc||Virtual folder containing files representing stats and settings|
|/root||Personal folder for the root user|
|/sbin||Essential software for system maintenance, used only for the root user|
|/usr||Essentially, subdirectories containing most software used on the system, including system libraries and documentation|
|/var||Data that is vital to the running of the system and that is constantly being updated|