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,
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>
Linux Standard Base chair