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Root Directory

 

In a computer's filing system on the hard disk, the root directory is the directory (or 'folder') from which all other directories will be created. In Microsoft Windows® the root is denoted by the symbol '\' and in the world of Unix is shown by '/' (just to be different!)

In Unix the all powerful user of the system is also known as root which permits access and all privileges to the root directory and hence the entire filing system.


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