Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 142 – What file systems are out there?

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We talked about filesystems in a previous article. We said that, approximately, they are comprised of a database which keeps track of files and of data pool, where files are kept.

Here are some of the more popular filesystems: (“List of file systems,” n.d.)⁠

  • ext4 (fourth extended filesystem), used in Linux
  • FAT (File Allocation Table), used for USBs
  • NTFS (New Technology File System), used in Windows


List of file systems. (n.d.). Retrieved February 12, 2020, from