Video Overview

This screencast targets the new user to Ubuntu who is unfamiliar with the filesystem layout. The screencast outlines the key critical locations within the filesystem and at a high level, what files are in them.

Target Audience

  • Users


  • None

Required Knowledge

  • An understanding of the difference between files and folders/directories.

Recommended Knowledge

  • None


  • Outline the main directories used by Ubuntu
  • Provide examples of files or types of files that may be found in the main directories
  • Explain why some specific directories are writable by certain users and not others


ScreencastTeam/Requests/IntroductionToTheFilesystem (last edited 2008-08-06 16:59:54 by localhost)