The Find System Files and Place Files in the Correct Location module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topics:

  • Locations of files under the FHS
  • Find files and commands on a Linux system

Lab time: It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Find Files and Commands on a Linux System

Files and directories are placed in general places across different Linux distributions. However, for a Linux distribution that is FHS compliant, a user can very well predict the common locations for specific directories, such as /etc and /var. The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard or FHS specification specifies the file and directory layout in a Linux system.

In this exercise, you will understand how to find files and commands on the Linux system.

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