Linux Filesystem Structure

Abstract

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