When Windows users decide to make the switch to Linux, the first task of the new operating system they need to become familiar with is the file system. Being used to the Windows file system, and for most typical users, one drive known as the C drive, Linux and Ubuntu file system is flat and consists of mount points.
After making the switch to a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, Windows users will quickly find themselves lost when it comes to locating files and directories. While at first it may seem difficult to understand, Linux file system hierarchy is pretty easy to navigate and understand.
To help, check out the following two part video tutorial for understanding the Linux File System hierarchy:
Part 1 – Linux File System Hierarchy:
Part 2 – Linux File System Hierarchy:
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