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THE LINUX FILE SYSTEM – Part 2: File and Directory Manipulation

In our previous introductory post we emphasized the important roles files play in course of using a Linux system. In this post we would be dealing with the different stuffs we could do with files and directory on our system. Emphasis would be laid on the command-line aspect here because the nautilus file explorer is… Read More »

THE LINUX FILE SYSTEM – Part 1: Introduction

Most of the activities carried out by a computer user revolve around files – ranging from pictures, music, videos, documents, and the likes. And it is very important to be able to locate and mange files easily. So in this post and the next to follow w would be examining the Linux file system and… Read More »

Assigning and removing file access permissions

In a previous post we’ve look at the different types of access (privileges) different users of a Linux system have. When every file is created there’re some permissions that are automatically assigned by the system to such file and they include read, write and execute permissions. The following table summarizes the permissions available for files… Read More »


Linux borrowed a lot from its mentor UNIX, and one of what was borrowed is the idea that everything in the OS (hardware and software) is represented by a file (yeah…you’d get the sense of if as you progress so don’t bug your brain ’bout this). Majorly because of this reason file ownership and permissions… Read More »