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Chapter 8. UNIX File System Hierarchy > The Home Directory (/home)

8.5. The Home Directory (/home)

Traditionally, this directory contains the home directories of all system users. A home directory for user linda will be /home/linda. All users are owners of their respective directories and have full rights of files under these directories. The size of this directory usually depends on the number of users and varies widely as users add and delete files in their home directories.

Under the home directory of each user is located user-related configuration files. You have already used the $HOME/.profile and $HOME/.exrc files. There may be many other user configuration files. An example would be the file that controls how the X-Window system should start up for a particular user and what should be displayed on the user's desktop.


  

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