This chapter covers basic filesystem administration techniques on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. It also covers the different types of filesystems Linux uses, discusses how to mount them, and describes what mount options to use with them.
Creating a new filesystem means knowing how to create and manage partitions. Two excellent tools for this purpose are fdisk and parted.
You can automate this process for regular users with the automounter. Properly configured, it allows users to access shared network directories, removable media, and more through paths defined in /etc/auto.master.
Filesystems can be secured through attributes on individual files, access control lists, and settings available through Security Enhanced Linux.