What is a filesystem?
A filesystem (or sometimes file system) governs the storage and retrieval of data in computers. Without a filesystem, all the data saved on a computer’s hard drive would be jumbled together, making it impossible to find certain files. Instead, with a filesystem, data is easily isolated and identified by breaking it up into pieces and giving each piece a name. Each collection of data is referred to as a file, a name that originally came from information systems that use paper storage. A filesystem is a name for the organizational framework and logical principles used to handle the names and groups of bits of data.
In fact, there are a variety of filesystems available for Linux; if you’re unsure which one to use, we’ll present a thorough list of the filesystems that Linux supports.
What types of Linux filesystems are there?
Linux has a variety of filesystems to choose from, including the following:
- ext: The first filesystem...