This chapter describes the important parts of a standard Linux directory tree, based on the FSSTND filesystem standard. It outlines the normal way of breaking the directory tree into separate filesystems with different purposes and gives the motivation behind this particular split. Some alternative ways of splitting are also described.
META: The next version of the FSSTND (1.3?) will cause many minor changes, and some new ones, due to work to make the FSSTND work for BSD systems as well.