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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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12. Files, Directories, and Filesystems

Filesystems hold directories of files. These structures store user data and system data that are the basis of users’ work on the system and the system’s existence. This chapter discusses important files and directories, various types of files and ways to work with them, and the use and maintenance of filesystems.

Important Files and Directories

This section details the files most commonly used to administer the system. For more information, refer to “Important Standard Directories and Files” on page 213 ...

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