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Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional by Keir Thomas, Shashank Sharma

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APPENDIX AGlossary of Linux Terms

This appendix provides brief explanations of common terms used in the Linux and UNIX environments. These include technical terms, as well as conventions used within the Linux community. Due to space limitations, this glossary is somewhat selective, but still should prove a lasting reference as well as a helpful guide for those new to Linux.

Cross-referenced terms are set in italics.

.
Symbol that, in the context of file management, refers to the current directory.
..
Symbol that, in the context of file management, refers to the parent directory of that currently being browsed.
/
Symbol that, in the context of file management, refers to the root of the file system; also separates directories in a path listing. ...

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