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March, 2010

  • 29 March

    Understanding Linux partitions

    On a typical Linux server, the hard drive will be divided into partitions. It is very important to know what the main partitions are and what they do. / – Known as the root partition, this is where all of the system files belong. You will find /usr, /lib, /etc, …

December, 2009

  • 24 December

    The /var directory in Linux

    In previous posts, we covered the Linux file and directory structure. One very important directory in Linux is /var. This directory general contains the following subdirectories: 1. backups – primarily used by APT, this directory contains backups of package update states. 2. cache – certain applications use this directory to …