The Linux filesystem uses a standard way of organizing files. Learn how to navigate this hierarchical system and determine which files do what.
- [Instructor] A file is a collection of binary data…that represents information either a human or a computer…can use.…Even though files are made up of binary data,…we generally talk about files being of one of two types…depending on how they're intended to be interpreted.…As text or binary.…The bytes of information in text files are interpreted…to represent letters and numbers, and what we call…binary files are interpreted as other kinds of data.…Binaries are files we can't read ourselves, they contain…information that computers can use to run software…or to display an image or something like that.…
Text files however are readable both by humans…and computers, and because of that, most configuration,…logging and mail on a Linux system are text files.…Files are organized into directories or folders,…based on what part of the system they pertain to,…or whether the user has organized them into…a particular structure.…On Linux there's a set of guidelines called…the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard that defines where…
- Exploring filesystems
- Installing Linux on a physical or virtual machine
- Working with files, directories, and links
- Finding files
- Handling input/output redirection
- Comparing text files and non-text files
- Compressing and decompressing files
- Configuring file permissions
- Managing the root account
- Accessing the command line remotely
- Transferring files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Install and Log Into Ubuntu
System documentation11m 21s
2. Working with Files in the Terminal
3. Security and Administration
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