[Herts] The Great Linux Filesystem Tour - Linux Format Magazine Issue 95 Aug2007 Pages 60-63

nigelg.net nigel at nigelg.net
Sat May 16 10:27:13 UTC 2009

I've not been able to display the pdf but I found this on the web and I 
thought others might find it useful

:¬} Nigel

ROBERTS, Mike wrote:
> During Malcolm's excellent talk, the other evening, on the in's and
> out's of Solid State Disks (SSDs) there was some talk of which
> directories held which files and performed what functions in the Linux
> Filesystem.
> I mentioned that there was a useful guide to the structure of the Linux
> filesystem in one of the Linux Format Magazines Malcolm had brought
> along to give away but I couldnt remember when it was published.
> Having found the article now I thought it might be useful to post a link
> to it to the mailing list for future reference.
> It is written in a very jokey style and I found it really useful as an
> introduction to the way the Linux filesystem is structured. It may not
> cover the more techincal details of the filesystem and may not be in
> depth enough for Malcolm's needs however, as someone without clue on the
> fs, I found it very useful ;o). The article may be especially useful to
> those moving from Windows to Linux as it may help explain what goes
> where and why in the Linux filesystem.
> The article "The Great Linux Filesystem Tour" was first published in
> Linux Format Magazine, Issue 95, Aug 2007 and can be found on Pages
> 60-63.
> This is one of the articles that Linux Format have released as a PDF for
> all to read and can be down loaded here:-
> http://www.linuxformat.com/pdfs/download.php?PDF=LXF95.feat_filesystem.p
> df
> There is another very useful guide mentioned in the article called the
> "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard" which is available at:-
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs
> NOTE: There is a typo in the URL for the location of the "Filesystem
> Hierarchy Standard" documents. The URL as printed has a space between
> "path" and "name" which should be removed.
> I hope that you find this useful.
> Regards Mike
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