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I searched on Google but i couldn't find a good page listing all the important system files and folders in Ubuntu. Does anyone know a good source?

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define "important". for me my /home is much more important than anything else. –  akira Apr 3 '10 at 6:53
    
system imporant:) –  ajsie Apr 3 '10 at 7:17

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The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard describes the important places on a *nix system.

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this was exactly what is needed! thanks! –  ajsie Apr 3 '10 at 7:16

In /. Poke around there for a bit to have a look - /bin is programs, /usr/bin are user programs - that will give you a start.

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Read the manpage for hier. Just type

man hier

in a console.

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there is no man hier for ubuntu server? –  ajsie Apr 4 '10 at 10:17
    
Nowadays you can type man commands straight into google :-) Or use sites like linux.die.net –  geek Apr 4 '10 at 13:45

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