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FHS 2.1 is released

FHS 2.1 is done!

  I'm pleased to announce the release of FHS 2.1, a updated version of the
  Filesystem Hierarchy Standard for Linux and other Unix-like operating
  systems.  FHS is part of the draft Linux Standard Base specification,
  which will soon be updated to reflect FHS 2.1.

  FHS 2.1 supersedes both FSSTND 1.2 and FHS 2.0.  There have been some
  significant improvements and bug fixes since FHS 2.0.  Please see the
  FHS web site for details.  (It has been a few years since the last
  official release, so check it out if you're using a previous version
  of FHS or FSSTND.)

What is FHS?

  FHS defines a common arrangement of the many files and directories in
  Unix-like systems (the filesystem hierarchy) that many different
  developers and groups have agreed to use.  See below for details on
  retrieving the standard.

  The FHS specification is used by the implementors of Linux distributions
  and other Unix-like operating systems, application developers, and
  open-source writers.  In addition, many system administrators and users
  have found it to be a useful resource.

  FHS or its predecessor, FSSTND, is currently implemented by most
  major Linux distributions, including Debian, Red Hat, Caldera, SuSE,
  and more.

FHS 2.1 and other FHS-related information is available at:


Information on the Linux Standard Base is available at:


Daniel Quinlan <quinlan at pathname.com>
FHS editor
Linux Standard Base chair

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