Linux Directory Structure Explained : A Reference Guide

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May 30, 2021, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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When we install a Linux distribution, we see that a number of directories are created. These created directories may be the same or partially different on various Linux distributions. You might know about the directory structures & what purpose they serve.

For those of you who don’t know about the Linux directory structure or have partial knowledge or just want to relook on Linux directory structure & its usage, this article will act as a reference guide.

We will start out this article with the Linux directories/partitions that are a must for every Linux system and are required for the Linux system to work properly.

These partitions are /(which is root),/boot, and /swap.

Though the / and /boot partitions are absolutely required but a system might work without a swap partition, however, it’s recommended that we have one for our Linux system.

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