Directory Listing thread - Where to find stuff.
Jesse7 last edited by
When I use WinSCP to gain access to my pf box. I can never remember where to find anything. I am totally unfamiliar with the structure. It seems like a maze of repeated cryptic directory names etc.
I want to familiarise myself on where to find stuff and what each folders name means.
So any helpful tips and directory paths would be awesome.
For example I am looking for the where the squid package keeps the cache so I can see how much it is using and see what is there (my guess was /usr/local/squid/cache but there is nothing there). Or where the ntop pakage keeps its records etc.
Guest last edited by
The basic file structure is very FreeBSDish. Expect to find files where they should normally live on a FreeBSD server. For instances, almost all FreeBSD packages install their configuration files to /usr/local/etc so if you're curious about how squid is configured you can look at /usr/local/etc/squid.conf and in there you'll find the cache_dir directive specifying where the squid cache is kept. You might reconsider using WinSCP (which is primarily used for transfering programs) and instead go with a full ssh client (like putty or SecureCRT) so that you can use very useful shell commands like find.