Find System Files and Place Files in the Correct Location

Practice Labs Module
Time
58 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

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.

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Overview

Introduction

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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