System Administration Guide
Appendix C, UNIX directories and special device files

Appendix C

Appendix C<P> UNIX directories and special device files UNIX directories and special device files

This appendix lists the most frequently used files and directories on a UNIX system. Many of these files and directories are required for proper system operation and must not be removed or modified. The following sections briefly describe each directory.

This appendix also describes device nodes relating to filesystems, terminals, and other devices. For a full description of the special files mentioned here, see the manual pages in the HW section.


NOTE: Most system files are symbolic links to locations in the /opt and /var directories. See ``The /opt directory''.