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Show File System Hierarchy

Terminal - Show File System Hierarchy
man hier
2010-01-26 16:31:05
User: haivu
Functions: man
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Show File System Hierarchy

Curious about differences between /bin, /usr/bin, and /usr/local/bin? What should be in the /sbin dir? Try this command to find out.

Tested against Red Hat & OS X

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'man hier' also works on Debian GNU/Linux. Thanks for pointing it out, I hadn't know that man page existed.

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By the way, for people who want to read more about the whys and wherefores, check out the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard which this man page is based on: http://www.pathname.com/fhs/

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It's actually an interesting read for Unix geeks.

Comment by hackerb9 291 weeks and 6 days ago

Also this command works fine in HP-UX, that way you know were to look when you are in a new environment.

Thanks for the comment

Comment by netkavu 280 weeks and 2 days ago

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