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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Chapter Review

In this chapter, I reviewed a variety of topics related to managing the Linux file system. I began this chapter by introducing you to the Linux file system. I first differentiated between a general file system and a specific disk file system such as Reiser or ext4. I then pointed out that the role of the Linux file system is to organize data such that it can be easily located and retrieved as well as reliably preserved.

I then related that Linux uses a hierarchical file system. The topmost directory of this hierarchy is the root directory (/). We discussed the role of the various standard directories used in a typical Linux system as specified in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS). These include

• /bin

• /boot

• /dev

• /etc ...

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