Linux File Management Commands Quiz

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Where do applications end up in the /opt directory?

/opt/bin

Which directory contains libraries in a Linux system?

/lib

Which directory in Linux contains binaries, i.e., applications and programs you can run?

/bin

What type of files contain snippets of code for applications to use?

Library files

What is the main function of the /boot directory in Linux?

Store files required for starting the system

Where are users' personal directories typically found in a Linux system?

/usr

Which type of file provides access to hardware such as hard drives and Ethernet adapters in Linux?

Special Files

What is the purpose of the /sbin directory in a Linux system?

Contains applications needed by superuser

What type of file is an ordinary file in Linux?

File containing data or program instructions

Why is the /bin directory different from the /sbin directory?

Contains user applications vs. superuser applications

If you want to move a file to a specified location in Linux, which command would you use?

mv

Which directory serves as the root directory in Linux?

/

Where are temporary files usually placed by applications?

/tmp

Why was the /var directory originally named as such?

Because its contents were deemed variable and contain files written during system operation.

Which directory contains files that an application doesn't need right now, but may need later on?

/tmp

In Linux, which directory is often used for system binaries and essential commands?

/bin

What is the primary purpose of the /bin directory in Linux?

To hold essential binaries and commands for the system.

Which directory is known for containing variable data written during system operation?

/tmp

Study Notes

Linux Directory Structure

  • Applications typically end up in the /opt directory.
  • The /lib directory contains libraries in a Linux system.
  • The /bin directory contains binaries, i.e., applications and programs you can run.

Files and Directories

  • Shared libraries contain snippets of code for applications to use.
  • The /boot directory's main function is to store files necessary for booting the operating system.
  • Users' personal directories are typically found in the /home directory.
  • Device files provide access to hardware such as hard drives and Ethernet adapters.
  • The /sbin directory's purpose is to store essential system binaries.
  • Ordinary files are normal files that contain data in Linux.
  • The /bin directory is different from the /sbin directory because /bin contains binaries that can be used by all users, whereas /sbin contains binaries that can only be used by the system administrator.

File Management

  • The mv command is used to move a file to a specified location in Linux.
  • The / directory serves as the root directory in Linux.
  • Temporary files are usually placed by applications in the /tmp directory.
  • The /var directory was originally named as such because it contains files that vary in size over time.
  • The /usr directory contains files that an application doesn't need right now, but may need later on.

System Binaries

  • The /bin directory is often used for system binaries and essential commands.
  • The primary purpose of the /bin directory is to store binaries that can be used by all users.
  • The /var directory is known for containing variable data written during system operation.

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