Unix file system : The directory hierarchy

When the system starts the file /boot is read, it then reads /unix (it is the program for the UNIX kernal itself).

The following shows some directories which reside in root and its contents.

/bin : basic programs like who,ed reside.

/etc/rc : This is a file of shell commands which is executed after the system is bootstrapped.

/etc/group : lists the members of each group.

/lib : Contains the parts of the C compiler.

/tmp : Contains temporary (short-lived) files that are created in the execution of programs.

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Author: Abhi

Hi, this is Abhilash - Senior Programmer Analyst at CoMakeIT, specialised on web programming. Mainly working on Ruby On Rails platform since 2010.

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