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Squid Proxy Server 3.1 Beginner's Guide by Kulbir Saini

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Time for action – exploring Squid files

Let's have a look at the files and directories generated during installation. The easiest way to checkout the directories and files generated is to use the tree command. If the tree command is not available, we can list files using the ls command as well.

tree ${prefix} | less

${prefix} is the directory used with the --prefix option for configure. Now let's have a brief overview at the important files generated by Squid during installation. All of the following directories and files listed, reside in ${prefix}:

bin

This directory contains programs which can be executed or run by a user without root or super user privileges.

bin/squidclient

squidclient is a HTTP client with advanced capabilities, which allow ...

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