Arch filesystem hierarchy

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Arch Linux is among the many distributions that follow the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS). For an explanation of each directory along with their designations, see the man page of file-hierarchy. Note that Arch follows the systemd FHS convention of symlinking /bin, /sbin, and /usr/sbin to /usr/bin. Additionally, /lib (and /lib64 if applicable) are symlinks to /usr/lib. The ABS tree (/var/abs) and pacman package cache (/var/cache/pacman/pkg) are two notable Arch-specific modifications. Additionally /usr/local is empty by default, and since pacman installs to the /usr directory, manually compiled/installed software installed to /usr/local may peacefully co-exist with pacman-tracked system software.

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