Directory structure on *nix machines

One of the most confusing things when doing basic server maintenance or troubleshooting on a remote machine is where everything is located. A basic understanding of the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard is helpful - though there are, of course, exceptions all over the place, and the standard isn't always consistent! The main directories you'll probably be interested in are:

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Windows (Ubuntu):


Windows (Cygwin):






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