Why is the GNU/Linux filesystem referred to as hierarchical


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Transfered from Linux Config:

Question:
Why is the GNU/Linux filesystem referred to as hierarchical?
Answer:
GNU/LINUX system does not have so-called drives with assigned letters as it can be seen in MS Windows environment. Instead hard drive can by mounted ( connected ) to any directory within an entire file system. On the top of the file system hierarchy structure is a root directory represented by “/” which expands to sub-directories forming hierarchical tree.
Further reading:
File system basics


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