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AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices

Understanding the File Tree

The AIX file tree organizes files into directories containing similar information. This organization facilitates remote mounting of directories and files. System administrators can use these directories as building blocks to construct a unique file tree for each client mounting individual directories from one or more servers. Mounting files and directories remotely, rather than keeping all information local, has the following advantages:

The AIX file tree has the following characteristics:

For information about the contents of a specific file system or directory, see the following:

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