🐧 Linux Directory Structure (Linux File System 📁 Hierarchy)

linux filesystem - 🐧 Linux Directory Structure (Linux File System 📁 Hierarchy)

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.

/binEssential software typically needed to get the system running
/bootFiles related to the boot menu/loader
/devVirtual files representing hardware devices
/etcSystem configuration files
/homeUser’s personal folders
/libSupport or library files required by software or applications
/mediaContains subfolders where storage devices can be mounted
/procVirtual folder containing files representing stats and settings
/rootPersonal folder for the root user
/sbinEssential software for system maintenance, used only for the root user
/tmpTemporary files/folders
/usrEssentially, subdirectories containing most software used on the system, including system libraries and documentation
/varData that is vital to the running of the system and that is constantly being updated
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