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A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 6. The Linux Filesystem

A filesystem is a data structure (page 966) that usually resides on part of a disk. This chapter discusses the organization and terminology of the Linux filesystem, defines ordinary and directory files, and explains the rules for naming them. The chapter shows how to create and delete directories, move through the filesystem, and use pathnames to access files in various directories. This chapter also covers file access permissions which allow you to share selected files with other users. The final section describes links, which can make ...

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