Linux Filesystem Exposed

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Prepare yourself… I am about to reveal the naked truth. You see, I like exposing things. All sorts of things. And here’s one of them. As a newcomer to the Linux OS, you’re going to find things can be quite tricky and hard going…until you figure out the Linux filesystem, that is. Admit it, you were expecting me to say something else, weren’t you? You cheeky monkey, you!

During my time on this planet, I have come across many people who found Linux to be confusing and almost alien-like right from the start, mainly because of its complicated hierarchy of files and folders. Well, newbie…first of all, welcome aboard the Linux Ship Enterprise, and second, I’m amazing. Why? Because I’m going to give you the crib-sheet guide on the Linux Filesystem that you’ve been waiting for most of your adult life.

I’m only going to give you the "reader’s digest" version here so you can be up and running quickly. Plus, I have always been a fan of pithiness, and pickles.

So, here she be…

The Linux Filesystem Hierarchy