[Shenlug] BASICS: The Contents of the Root Directory of Your Linux System
david at zettazebra.com
Tue Apr 7 14:39:34 EDT 2009
On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Don E. Groves, Jr. <dgrovesjr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Linux's system administrator ( a. k. a. the super user) logs in as the
>> root, therefore in order to maintain order the super user's home directory
>> is kept in /root separate from the other users( /home). which allows you to
>> keep the user directories under /home on a different physical piece of
>> hardware then the super user's home directory.
> FUNNY I'm currently running a "unix" like operating system on one of my
> systems and there is no "/root" directory on it.
> The "root" users home directory is /var/root.
> Can you tell me what operating system, I'm most likely running on that
> hardware? It is a KNOWN version and comes standard on the supplied hardware.
AIX is another counter-example, where / is root's home directory by default.
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