I can't find some truly relevant correlation between questions tagged with , except maybe one. Is this tag just a (poor) synonym for ? Or, is this some of kind of generalization to other usual layouts ? Would be a better naming?

Anyway, this tag deserves at least some short wiki-description.

  • FHS would be a subset of directory-structure, I think.
    – mattdm
    Aug 14, 2011 at 16:46
  • What's the difference between structure and layout, as related to directories?
    – tshepang
    Aug 14, 2011 at 18:13
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    "structure" makes me think of "internal structure" but maybe that's cause I answered a question about internal structure recently. Hmm, seems google is in favor of "directory structure". Aug 14, 2011 at 18:20

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The intended use of the tag is for questions about the filesystem layout of unix systems — questions like “where does this file belong?” or “what is this directory for?”. At least, that's the use I intend, and seems to be mostly followed; I've just retagged a two of questions that used it in the sense of copying directories while retaining the structure, which we use for. would be a reasonable synonym.

I've written a tag wiki for and , feel free to improve them.

  • +1 for the wiki, and the check mark for the clarifications. Aug 14, 2011 at 18:55

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