Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

edited by Rusty Russell and Daniel Quinlan

Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Group


This standard consists of a set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under UNIX-like operating systems. The guidelines are intended to support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems.

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Copyright 1994-2001 Daniel Quinlan

Copyright 2001 Paul `Rusty' Russell

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Translated by troff2html v1.5 on 29 March 2002 by Daniel Quinlan