Linux CLI


The CLI Prompt structure composed as USERNAME@SERVER:DIRECTORY$

eg. jorge@localhost:~$

The ~ stands for the user's home directory.

The $ shows that the current user is a normal user

The # shows that the user is a root user (administrator)

Important Directories & files

  • home/ Where the user directories are.
  • /var/log/ Where the system logs are.
  • /var/log/dmesg/ The boot log.

Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

Describes locations, permissions, filenames.

FHS Docs

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