Linux, UNIX Directories

Linux directory structure

Mount Point Explanation
/ Root directory
/bin Main program
/boot Used at boot
/dev directory Where the registered user devices (modem, mouse, keyboard, etc.)
/etc Configuration files
/home Home directories of users, registered in the system
/lib Libraries and kernel modules
/mnt Mount points of devices (CD ROM, floppy disks, drives on the network, etc.)
/root Root’s directory
/sbin Basic system software
/tmp Temporary files
/usr Directory impracticable important files
/var Various data (logs)

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