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filesystem

n. (alternative spelling of file system English)

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But under Unix the highest level--the root--of the filesystem is always designated with the single character "/" and it always contains the same set of top-level directories:       /usr /etc /var /bin /proc /boot /home /root /sbin /dev /lib /tmp             and each of these directories typically has its own distinct structure of subdirectories.

Like almost all Linux users, I depend on having all of those details hidden away in thousands of little ASCII text files, which are in turn wedged into the recesses of the Unix filesystem.