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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 3

Managing File Systems

In This Chapter

arrow Navigating the Linux file system

arrow Sharing files with NFS

arrow Backing up and restoring files

arrow Mounting the NTFS file system

arrow Accessing MS-DOS files

A file system refers to the organization of files and directories. As a system administrator, you have to perform certain operations to manage file systems on various storage media. For example, you have to know how to mount — add a file system on a storage medium by attaching it to the overall Linux file system. You also have to back up important data and restore files from a backup. Other file-system operations include sharing files with the Network File System (NFS) and accessing MS-DOS files. This chapter shows you how to perform all file-system management tasks.

Exploring the Linux File System

lxo-101.eps The files and directories in your PC store information in an organized manner, just like paper filing ...

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