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Linux Essentails

Linux directory structure

 /                          "Root" "Slash"
/bin                      Binaries files or executable files
/etc                      Configuration files
/home                  User home directory, separate user data (pics etc)
/home/shannan   User Shannan home directory
/root                    Home directory for root account.
/opt                     Third-party software (google earth gets installed)
/tmp                    Temporary space (OS cleans these directory at boot time)
/usr                      User related programs lives
/usr/bin
/usr/lib
/usr/sbin
/var                     Variable data (logs files). Things that change often
/var/log
/cdrom                Mount point for CD-ROM
/media
/boot                   Files needed to boot OS
/lib                      System libraries
/lost+found        Used by the filesystem keep recovered files after check has been performed
/mnt                   Used for mounting external file systems