Linux Filesystem Structure


The open and distributed process in which the Linux operating system has developed fosters rapid growth of the operating system, applications, and integrated distributions. Yet, there exists a need for standardization of the Linux filesystem structure. This document aims to specify standard locations of files and directories in Linux systems. A standard filesystem structure allows users, developers, and distributors to obtain system components from various sources that will work together as smoothly as if they had been developed under a centralized development process. It also eases system administration, development of second and third party packages, and the writing of implementation independent documentation.

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Translated by *troff2html on 16 October 1995 by Daniel Quinlan