Linux File Management Series

Last Updated: February 16, 2023

In Linux and UNIX systems, data is organized into files. In fact, everything is considered a file, be it a file, directory, or symbolic link.

Files are typically organized into directories, and the directories are organized into a hierarchical filesystem structure with the root directory at the apex. All the files and directories can be referenced from this directory.

In Linux/ UNIX, there are typically 3 types of files:

  1. Regular Files – These are the most common files on a Linux system. These include configuration files, images, ordinary text files, binary files, and much more. They contain ASCII characters, program binaries, and much more.
  2. Directories – A directory is an equivalent of a folder in windows. It contains files. The uppermost directory is the root directory denoted with a forward slash ( / ) This contains all the files on a Linux system.
  3. Special Files – These represent hardware devices. These include input/output devices such as hard drives, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, keyboards, and monitors. By convention, special files are stored in the /dev directory.

These Linux File Management series involve creating, copying, moving, renaming, searching, and deleting files. In addition, you can perform advanced tasks such as backup and recovering lost data, repairing corrupt files, and mounting and unmounting filesystems.

Linux Basic File Management

Linux Advance File Management

Linux File Searching Operations

Linux File and System Backups

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