View Full Version : [ubuntu] directory tree - is it true to ubuntu?

October 22nd, 2008, 11:47 PM
hey team, I found this little map. thought it useful for any noobs. Also, is it true to ubuntu's filesystem or is this tree generic or what's the deal? Any other links to filesystem charts would be appreciated. thanks, over to you.


October 23rd, 2008, 12:15 AM
where is this little map you found? :)

October 23rd, 2008, 12:23 AM
im such a dork http://www.linuxconfig.org/images/7/79/Dirtree.jpg

October 23rd, 2008, 12:27 AM
looks about right to my noob eyes.

only thing i would add that matters to a noob like me is:

settings for all the programs you have are hidden in /home as /home/.program-name/ ... gotta set it to 'view hidden files' to see em.

and they arent always obvious... i think pidgin is in /home/.purple or some random thing.

October 23rd, 2008, 12:27 AM
Yes, this looks quite accurate, true of sys v unix in general and of course applicable to linux and the ubuntu distribution of linux.

October 23rd, 2008, 12:28 AM
it looks pretty standard to me i fyou do a standard install. For my system I have a seperate /home folder and /boot but if the folders are inside / or outside doesn't make much difference as long as they exist and the system knows where to find them.

October 23rd, 2008, 12:32 AM
It looks accurate to me. And what's more, I actually know what all of those directories are for!

Oh, and .purple is named as such because Purple is the name of the library that Pidgin uses internally for abstracting IM protocols, I think.