Linux.com

Home News Software Applications The Filesystem Hierarchal Standard

The Filesystem Hierarchal Standard

If you open nautilus and browse to the root filesystem, you’ll see something that looks like the image to the left.

This is the default layout of the filesystem in Ubuntu 10.10, and is a peek into the ancient (by computer science standards) history and genealogy of Linux. The directories listed above are holdouts from one of the oldest standards, the Filesystem Hierarchal Standard, FHS. FHS is the system that defines what belongs where. Here’s a quick rundown of the default Ubuntu filesystem:

 
Read more at Ostatic
 

Comments

Subscribe to Comments Feed

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFS201 Essentials of System Administration
    12 Jan » 30 Mar - Online Self-Paced
    Details
  2. LFD320 Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
    13 Jul » 17 Jul - North Reading - MA + Virtual (GUARANTEED TO RUN)
    Details
  3. LFS426 Linux Performance Tuning
    13 Jul » 16 Jul - Virtual (Guaranteed to Run)
    Details

View All Upcoming Courses

Become an Individual Member
Check out the Friday Funnies

Sign Up For the Linux.com Newsletter


Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board