Published January 21, 2018 by

Linux Directory Structure (Linux File System Hierarchy)

When we have installed the Linux operating system in our system that time, Linux create many directories. But many of people or beginners are not aware of the use of all directories.

So in this article, I create a simple information about uses of all directories and location of all types of data.

Essential software typically needed to get the system running
Files related to the boot menu/loader
Virtual files representing hardware devices
System configuration files
User's personal folders
Support or library files required by software or applications
Contains subfolders where storage devices can be mounted
Virtual folder containing files representing stats and settings
Personal folder for the root user
Essential software for system maintenance, used only for the root user
Temporary files/folders
Essentially, subdirectories containing most software used on the system, including system libraries and documentation
Data that is vital to the running of the system and that is constantly being updated