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Linux Tutorial Series – 150 – Review

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

Let’s review what we learned:

  • Permanent storage device is the physical device your data is stored on
  • Partitions are subdivisions of the whole disk
  • A filesystem is a hierarchy of files and directories you are accustomed to interacting
  • Files and directories are represented as inodes
  • Link is a pointer to a file or a directory
  • Hard links point to the underlying data and symbolic links are like shortcuts
  • Devices (represented as files) are located in the /dev folder
  • Mounting is the process of attaching your device (your device’s storage) in the Linux directory structure; unmounting is the reverse process
  • Unmounting is important because it writes the data in the buffer to the device
  • Hash functions are used for checking file integrity

Talk soon!

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