[Tutor] base directory
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue May 8 15:34:32 CEST 2007
"Jason Coggins" <jason at asahnekec.com> wrote
> I am new to Linux. On Windows the base directory
> is c:\.
Or D:\ or E:\ etc... In other words Windows has many
base directories, one per physical drive.
> What is the base directory for Linux?
In *nix there is only one logical directory structure and
all devices are mapped on to it. The base of this logical
tree is /.
Thus to use your example
Except that there is a conventional set of names so a
better path would be:
Since /usr/local/bin is the traditional place to store
programs installed by users (as opposed to admins
or system utilities). bin here standing for binary and
not the recycle bin!
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