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what is the difference between different 'lib' folder in ubuntu [duplicate]

In the root directory, we can find several 'lib' subfolder, for example, /lib, lib32, lib64, /usr/lib, /usr/lib32, /usr/local/lib. What are their differences?
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What is the meaning of "usr"? [duplicate]

Does it mean "user"? I attempted to navigate to usr via cd however I received No such file or directory error. I could only find in Russian the following information: "/usr (от англ. User ...
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What is the purpose of the bin directory? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of the bin directory? What are some examples?
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Default directories on any ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been using windows for a long time. And now I have moved on to ubuntu (13.04). I am just 2 to 3 weeks old for ubuntu. I don't understand about the directories like /var , /home, /media etc. . . ...
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Linux equivalents of Windows / DOS terms [duplicate]

I am trying to adjust to Linux terms after many years of DOS and Windows. I have been wanting to switch from Windows to Linux for years now, but couldn't decide on a flavor. Today I got fed up with ...
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What does `ls /` do? [duplicate]

Running the ls / command some files are coming out; What are those files? They are not even directories. Output of ls /: bin dev boot etc cdrom media mnt home lib lib64 proc root
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Using multiple hard drives [duplicate]

I moved recently (like, yesterday) from Windows to Ubuntu. My computer has one SSD and one HDD, and I installed the operating system on the SSD. Now, I would like to keep most of my things in the HDD, ...
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Understanding Linux Partition Table [duplicate]

In Windows OS I used to have 2 partitions: partition #1: Windows OS partition #2: WorkPlace Please take a look at my current partition set up: Partition | File system | Mount Point | Flags ===...
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Where is everything I install stored? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I never made any disk partitions.I'm trying to ask that if a install a certain game or program from Ubuntu Software Center, where exactly does it go? I have this game that I ...
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Are all files of Ubuntu are stored in C drive? [duplicate]

In windows, we was having sites of storing as C,D,E but in Ubuntu, how and where the files are stored?,I am afraid that my Ubuntu files are stored with the main files of Ubuntu in C drive and this ...
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The best way of learning linux directories and files [duplicate]

As a Linux user, I'd ask how to learn the Linux's directories and files, since everything in Linux is a file descriptor. I've worked with some distribution of Linux so I think I did understand ...
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How is it decided/defined as to which file of an app will reside where? [duplicate]

most of the apps have their executables in /usr/bin and other files also in the generally defines folders.. But i found some apps keep their executeables elsewhere...Now as in linux any file can be ...
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How to read the directories' names in / directory Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

when I open / directory in Ubuntu 18.10, some directories' names are as follows, I am confused how to read them in full. bin = binaries ? boot = boot cdrom = - dev = devices ? etc = extras ? home = ...
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What are the differences of "/" and "/home" separately [duplicate]

When i format my dekstop i use "/" and "/Home" as ext4 journaling file system. What are the differences between "/" and "/home"
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How does Ubuntu install .deb files? [duplicate]

I want to know how does Ubuntu install software. For instance I know that executables are moved in /usr/bin and .desktop files in /usr/share/applications but I want to know why and know more about it.
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