In This Chapter
Finding out about the Linux file system
Navigating the system with Linux commands
Understanding file permissions
Manipulating files and directories with Linux commands
To use files and directories well, you need to understand the concept of a hierarchical file system. Even if you use the GUI file managers (addressed in the next chapter) to access files and folders (folders are also called directories), you can benefit from a lay of the land of the file system.
This chapter introduces the Linux file system and shows you how to work with files and directories using several Linux commands.
Like any other operating system, Linux organizes information in files and directories. A directory is a special file that can contain other files and directories. Because a directory can contain other directories, this method of organizing files gives rise to a hierarchical structure. This hierarchical organization of files is the file system.
The Linux file system gives you a unified view of all storage ...