2.4.5. Accessing the root filesystem#
To access the root filesystem (
/), click on
File System in the sidebar of
file manager (Fig. 35).
/ and their functions#
— stores configuration files of applications
— contains home directories of users
— locations where devices like external disks will be mounted i.e., made available
— home directory of
— temporary files created by applications
— applications and libraries are installed here along with their data and documentation
— storage for log files, application cache, databases etc.,
Root file system and root home directory are different#
/ is the root filesystem#
All users on the system can access files and directories here, provided they have the appropriate permissions.
/root is home directory of root#
Only root will have access to it.