Using File System

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Using File System

Postby dnmint » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:24 pm

Where can I get a good tutorial on USING different items on the File System. The Manual gives a description only, as per my perception.
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Re: Using File System

Postby miket » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:27 pm

Hello Dnmint !

dnmint wrote:Where can I get a good tutorial on USING different items on the File System. The Manual gives a description only, as per my perception.
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When you say "using different items on the File System" what exactly do you mean ?
Are you talking about different types of file systems, or Volume Management or file priv's ????

Let us know and I'm sure someone will have the answers for you ;)

Mike.

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Re: Using File System

Postby dnmint » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:54 pm

I mean when I click on /-file browser I see bin boot dev home etc & the like. If I download a driver or a file how do I assign them, how do I open them or work with them.
It would appear I will need cli skills which at present I am trying to learn
I am 70 but am willing to work hard & learn quick.
I am sure once I ge the knack it will be easy & enjoyable :cry:
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Re: Using File System

Postby miket » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:30 pm

Hi !

dnmint wrote:I mean when I click on /-file browser I see bin boot dev home etc & the like.


Ok, well here's a brief description of these directory structures for you :

/bin - Binaries - This is where many of the executable files or "Programs" are stored. The programs are installed in this directory structure by the installation of application "Packages".

/boot - Operating System Boot Area - This is where you will find the operating system boot loader (Grub) and the actual kernel of the operating system.

/dev - Devices tree - This is where the operating system kernel builds a list of usable devices on the system at boot time.

/home - Home DIrectories - this is where you will find the Users Home Directories ... your home directory will be in this directory !

/etc - System configuration files - In here you will find many system configuration and startup/shutdown control files, go very careful if you edit any of these, the results
can be disasterous !

If I download a driver or a file how do I assign them, how do I open them or work with them.
It would appear I will need cli skills which at present I am trying to learn
I am 70 but am willing to work hard & learn quick.
I am sure once I ge the knack it will be easy & enjoyable :cry:


Well if you use the Linux Mint Package Manager you won't have to do any of the hard stuff as it will do it all for you !
Have a play with the package manager, install a few applications and you'll see what I mean :)
There is also the Linux Mint Software Portal, again it will do all the hard work for you ....

I hope this helps ...

Mike.

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Re: Using File System

Postby MagnusB » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:50 pm

You shouldn't play with or create files outside of /home :)
Also, take a look at this post, particularly interesting is the image. Somewhat simplified diagram, but it includes the basics.
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