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    Ubuntu Registry?

    Does Ubuntu have a Registry, similar to Windows, or anything like that?

    If not, how does Ubuntu keep up with where various programs and files are located?

    JBA2337

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    Re: Ubuntu Registry?

    No registry
    The first thing that most new users shifting from Windows will find
    confusing is navigating the Linux filesystem. The Linux filesystem
    does things a lot more differently than the Windows filesystem.
    This article explains the differences and takes you through the
    layout of the Linux filesystem. For starters, there is only a single hierarchal directory structure.
    Everything starts from the root directory, represented by '/', and then
    expands into sub-directories. Where DOS/Windows had various partitions and
    then directories under those partitions, Linux places all the partitions
    under the root directory by 'mounting' them under specific directories.
    Closest to root under Windows would be c:.
    Under Windows, the various partitions are detected at boot and assigned a
    drive letter. Under Linux, unless you mount a partition or a device, the
    system does not know of the existence of that partition or device. This
    might not seem to be the easiest way to provide access to your partitions
    or devices but it offers great flexibility.
    This kind of layout, known as the unified filesystem, does offer several
    advantages over the approach that Windows uses. Let's take the example of
    the /usr directory. This directory off the root directory contains most of
    the system executables. With the Linux filesystem, you can choose to mount
    it off another partition or even off another machine over the network. The
    underlying system will not know the difference because /usr appears to be
    a local directory that is part of the local directory structure! How many
    times have you wished to move around executables and data under Windows,
    only to run into registry and system errors? Try moving c:windowssystem
    to another partition or drive.
    http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/

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    Re: Ubuntu Registry?

    Ubuntu does not have a registry. Linux is utterly unlike windows in this respect. Most applications are in the directories /usr/bin and /usr/sbin. Configuration files are located in the /etc directory and in the user's home directory.
    Last edited by t0p; September 29th, 2008 at 08:38 PM.
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    Re: Ubuntu Registry?

    Hello


    Recommend becoming fmailiar with the Linux/Ubuntu file structure.
    There is nothing similar to the windows operating system registry \



    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/linux-or-u...structure.html

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    Re: Ubuntu Registry?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBA2337 View Post
    Does Ubuntu have a Registry, similar to Windows, or anything like that?

    If not, how does Ubuntu keep up with where various programs and files are located?

    JBA2337
    It manages fine in much the same way as all OS's did before Windows 95 came along and lumped all your system data into one huge ever growing badly organised unreadable mess
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