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Users' home directories can usually be found under /home, with one exception: the root account's home directory is usually /root, which is a directory on the root filesystem. This is because, if root's home directory was on /home, an unmounted filesystem when the system boots into single-user maintenance mode, the root account would not be able to log in correctly.
 
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/home is quite often a separate filesystem, for a variety of reasons.
 
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The /home directory is where the user's personal directories reside. Each user will have their own home directory under the /home directory.If your username was MepisLover, then your home directory would be /home/MepisLover. One user cannot read another user's home directory. The only user who can do that is the root user. [http://tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/home.html more detail]
The /home directory is where the user's personal directories reside. Each user will have their own home directory under the /home directory.If your username was MepisLover, then your home directory would be /home/MepisLover. One user cannot read another user's home directory. The only user who can do that is the root user. [http://tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/home.html more detail]
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[[The_System| back to the filesystem]]
[[The_System| back to the filesystem]]

Revision as of 22:30, 26 September 2006

The /home directory is where the user's personal directories reside. Each user will have their own home directory under the /home directory.If your username was MepisLover, then your home directory would be /home/MepisLover. One user cannot read another user's home directory. The only user who can do that is the root user. more detail

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