General good housekeeping
As we mentioned before, it is easy enough to make a mess of the
system. We can't put enough stress on the importance of keeping the
place tidy. When you learn this from the start, it will become a
good habit that will save you time when programming on a Linux or
UNIX system or when confronted with system management tasks. Here
are some ways of making life easier on yourself:
Make a bin directory for your program
files and scripts.
Organize non-executable files in appropriate directories, and
make as many directories as you like. Examples include separate
directories for images, documents, projects, downloaded files,
spreadsheets, personal files, and so on.
Make directories private with the chmod
700 dirname command.
Give your files sensible names, such as Complaint to the prime minister 050302 rather than