Another Linux Newbie

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Guybo42, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Guybo42

    Guybo42 OSNN Addict

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    Hi all.

    Where can I get the best description on how the linux file system works ? I've looked at a few sites trying to figure out what the equivalent would be to windows explorer for example or even how to find some file I've downloaded !
    As you can very well see, they don't come much greener than me right now lol. But I really find the Linux thing interesting and am willing to learn so can anyone point me in the right direction ?

    Thanks in advance.

    By the way, installed Mandrake 10.1 PR
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    how do you mean the filesystem?
    the physicality of how it operates or the way things are laid out?
     
  3. Guybo42

    Guybo42 OSNN Addict

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    I guess both would be the right answer, I have absolutely no idea about either. I have looked throught this forum and am actively reading everything I can find but after being a window user for so long I have to undo all the damage that was brainwashed into my fragile cranium lol.
     
  4. vern

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    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Interesting .. double checked your link via google vern but the site won't load for me. :(
     
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  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    quick thing for the layout of where things are

    open a command terminal in unix/linux and type
    man hier

    you will then the manual page about the hierarchy of the unix/linux file system

    btw you press 'q' to exit from the manual page system if you are in one of those stupid linux os's instead of the nice and easy Ctrl+C on a proper Unix OS like one of the BSD's
     
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    hehe, yeah i like the CTRL+C better too ;P
     
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    Works fine here. They probably were just osnn'ed. heh. It was down some time ago too, but now it's fine.
     
  10. Xie

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    Yeah link worked fine when I tried it again this morning .. very odd. :p
     
  11. ignipotentis

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    I didn't follow the above links so I don't know if your question was answered. Which linux file system were you refering to? There are several to my knowledge. EFS2, EFS3, XFS, and RiserFS to name a few. Some are journaling, some are not.
     
  12. X-Istence

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    Your gonna confuse him more ignipotentis :p
     
  13. ignipotentis

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    Thats my job :)