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Understanding the File System and Structure in Linux

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The file system in Linux can be intimidating coming from other operating systems like Microsoft Windows. At first glance it may seem that there is no organisation to the files, but there is a method to this madness. After spending some more time with the file system in Linux, it will seem a lot more secure and organised.

File System

Linux supports many file systems such as EXT4, BTRFS and FAT32. In many of the file systems that Linux uses, file names are case sensitive. Network file systems such as SMB and NFS can be mounted permanently on a directory if it is available and online.

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