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Course Catalog » Linux Curriculum » Linux Series

The Linux File System

5 hours



The Linux File System course describes the file structure within the Linux environment and explains how files are accessed, displayed and manipulated. Details of security measures in relation to Linux files is also provided. A number of general tasks associated with monitoring and managing the Linux file system are also discussed.


System operators and other personnel requiring knowledge of hierarchical file systems and the manipulation of files under Linux.


Basic knowledge of Linux.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of a hierarchical file system
  • Enter basic file system navigation and manipulation commands
  • Explain how file permissions and security are implemented
  • Identify how a Linux file system is managed

Course Content

File System Basics

The Concept of Files

The Linux File System

Displaying File Attributes

Copying, Moving and Removing Files

Linking Files

Navigating the File System

Commonly Used Linux Directories

Path Names

Directory Commands

Using the FIND Utility

File System Security

File System Security Measures

File and Directory Permissions

Permission Manipulation

User Profiles and Permissions

File System Management Utilities

General File System Housekeeping Utilities

Displaying Disk Space Usage

Searching for Files and Directories

Linux Backup and Compression Utilities

Defining User Space Quotas

The Linux File System Mastery Test

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