Exploring the Linux file system

In this post I will mostly explore linux file system and its directory structure but In order to explore linux file system first we need to understand what’s a file system and how do they work?. In simple words, A filesystem is way in which files are named and logically placed in the computer for storage and retrieval. Without a filesystem, information placed in a storage medium would be one large body of data with no way to tell where it begins or stops and this is one of the reasons why having a file system is important as it keeps the data organized and makes it easier for the computer to retrieve the data.

A file system consists of two or three layers, sometimes these layers are explicitly separated, and sometimes the functions are combined…

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