Linux directories

  1. /bin/
    Essential command binaries
  2. /boot/
    Static files of the boot loader, kernel, and initial RAM
  3. /dev/
    Device files
  4. /etc/
    Host specific system configurations
  5. /home/
    User home directories
  6. /lib/
    Essential shared libraries and kernel modules
  7. /media/
    Mount points for removable media
  8. /mnt/
    Mount points for temporary file systems
  9. /opt/
    Add-on application software packages
  10. /root/
    Home directory for root user
  11. /sbin/
    Essential system binaries
  12. /srv/
    Data files for system services.
  13. /tmp/
    Temporary files
  14. /usr/
    non-essential read-only data
  15. /var/
    Variable data files. Includes spool directories and files, administrative and logging data, and temporary files.
  16. /usr/bin
    most common user commands
  17. /usr/include
    C program header files
  18. /usr/lib
  19. /usr/local
    Local hierarchy (empty after main installation)
  20. /usr/sbin
    Non-vital system binaries.
  21. /usr/share
    Architecture independent data
  22. /var/cache
    Application cache data
  23. /var/lib
    Variable state data
  24. /var/local
    variable data for /usr/local
  25. /var/lock
    lock files
  26. /var/log
    Log files and directories
  27. /var/opt
    Variable data for /opt directory
  28. /var/run
    data relevent to running processes
  29. /var/spool
    Application spool data
  30. /var/tmp
    temporary files preserved between system boots
  31. /proc
    Virtual filesystem. Contains per process info, directories, and other tunables
  32. /sys/
    Virtual filesystem. Exposes kernal object data structures.
  33. /dev/pts/
    Virtual filesystem. Provides auto-ownership of ttys.
  34. /dev/shm
    Virtual filesystem. RAM drive for POSIX shared memory operations.
  35. /selinux/
    Information and tunables for SELinux.
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Linux directories
Basic linux directories