This article is here to help you find your files you see in file manager but can't seem to find via terminal.
Note: power users should know how to use find, so lets keep this article beginner-friendly!
 Location table
|File manager path||Real path||Size of the partition||Partition Type||Device|
|root||256 MiB||rootfs||Built in to processor chip|
|space for software installations etc.||2 GiB||ext3||Partition of 32 GB memory chip|
|Nokia N900||27 GiB||vfat (default)||Partition of 32 GB memory chip|
|Memory card||Memory card's size||N/A||microSD memory card|
|Swap||-||768 MiB||swap||Partition of 32 GB memory chip|
eMMC is a image of 32 GB chip. See Updating the firmware
Note: MyDocs has subfolders that can be seen with file manager, there is an article describing those called MyDocs folder. The folder you see when you plug in your N900 to computer is:
 Instructions for viewing hidden files
All files that start with period (.), are hidden files/folders. For example:
ls -ain terminal or a Dashboard Widget
- To see hidden or system files, open the "Tools" menu, and select "Folder Options", then in the "View" tab, check "Show hidden files and folders". Learn more
- GNOME - Nautilus
- In the View menu of the file manager, check the "Hidden files" checkbox. Learn more. The keyboard shortcut is Control+H.
- KDE - Dolphin
- In the View menu of the file manager, select "Show Hidden Files" Learn more
- Command line
ls -ain a terminal. This will work on your Nokia N770, N8xx, and N900 as well as any Linux distro or system.
 Further reading
- The Unix directory structure article from Wikipedia.
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