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  • The proc directory is system created and populated, it contains information and files needed for currently running processes. No application install anything into that directory.

    Answered by mfillpot
    4 years ago
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    /proc is a virtual file-system ie physically it does not exist. It represents 'the inside of' running kernel.

    for example, (use 'ps' command to find out the process-id)
    you need to find info related to process-id '2321'.
    $ cd /proc/2321
    $ ls -l
    and you can find cwd, pwd, file descriptors and many more.

    Any process that is running on linux machine, create a directory in /proc and have all the related info/links.

    Answered by ice.simx
    4 years ago
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  • /proc directory is a virtual directory that physically does't exist.It is a directory which is used by the kernel to keep information about the kernel(when we boot or shut down the system)

    Answered by ak kumar
    4 years ago
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  • Could he possibly have meant /opt as this often has packages install there.

    Answered by Zenettii
    4 years ago
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  • Yes I was referring to the /opt folder. What are some packages commonly seen stored in the /opt directroy?

    Answered by saqman2060
    4 years ago
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  • OpenOffice for example, Chrome sometimes (Depending from different distro packages), IBM tools for development or web deployment (many of them).
    As you may notice "opt" stands for "optional" so something you may avoid on boot

    Answered by ben
    4 years ago
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  • /opt packages are often pretty self-contained, having their own bin, lib, man directories and so on, and requiring updates to paths if the /etc/profile.d scripts aren't doing this automatically.

    Answered by erlkonig
    4 years ago
    0 0
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