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/bin
/dev
/etc
/lib
/lost+found
/opt
/proc
/root
/sbin
/srv
/sys
/usr
/var

Can anyone tell me where they come from?

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They're documented in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. You'll find short descriptions for each under the "Directory structure" heading in the Wikipedia article.

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very good. Thanks! –  Gabi Purcaru Oct 22 '10 at 6:56

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