Directories: Linux Folders
A basic user operation expected from a computer is to be able to
manage documents, to place them into folders, open them to view, edit,
or print them, and to share the documents with others. While the
Apple Macintosh had Finder Unix has had a variety of File Managers.
MS/Windows of course has the MS/Windows Explorer. Linux shares the Unix
file managers and more. But the crowning glory of GNU/Linux is
nautilus, a file manager that builds on many of the great
ideas that have been demonstrated in previous file browsers.
is covered in Chapter 65.
In this chapter we review the standard GNU/Linux directory structure.
Having a basic understanding of how GNU/Linux organises directories
(also commonly known as folders) will uncover some of the basic
concepts of Unix and GNU/Linux.
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