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Eleventh Hour Linux+ by Terrence V. Lillard, Chris Happel, Brian Barber, Graham Speake

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CHAPTER 2. Managing Filesystems
Exam objectives in this chapter
■ Filesystem Types
■ Mounting and U(n)mounting Filesystems
■ Partitions
■ Directories
■ Filesystem Management

Introduction

This chapter presents the strategies for the creation of filesystems, the different types of filesystems, the tools used to create filesystems, and the tools used to administer filesystems.

Filesystem Types

A filesystem provides the operating system with a framework for the storage, organization, modification, removal, and retrieval of digital information. To achieve these requirements, filesystems are responsible for organizing and maintaining files, folders, metadata, and residual data as containers for storing digital information. Regardless of the selected filesystem ...

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