An example: what the system contains
When an SCO OpenServer system is installed, many directories are created
automatically. The following figure shows a partial structure of a
UNIX root filesystem. (A full root filesystem would be too large to
The root directory is the root of the filesystem
tree. Every directory is a subdirectory of root.
/bin and /usr/bin
These directories contain most of the UNIX system commands. Generally,
standard UNIX commands and applications are held in /bin,
whereas group-specific commands and applications, that is, those
used by a particular group of users, are held in
This directory contains all the special device files. Special device
files are access points to all the peripherals connected to the
This directory contains many of the system configuration files and
system administration commands.
This file contains the UNIX kernel program. This program is loaded
into memory when the operating system starts up. It is the heart of
the SCO OpenServer system; for more information see
``The UNIX system kernel''.
This directory contains many application library files.
This directory is used by many commands for storing temporary files
or files in a queue.
This directory contains storage sections.
``Creating a link to a directory''
for information about symbolic links and storage sections.
Creating a directory
How directories are organized
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003