Difference between Root and Home Directory in Linux OS

Difference between Root and Home Directory in Linux OS is per as below.
 

  • The root directory is the topmost level of the linux system drive. Where home directory is a sub directory of the root directory in linux.
  • The root directory is denoted by a slash '/'. The home directory is denoted by '~' and has path "/users/username".
  • The admin can create a user for root directory. Any user having a home directory cannot create a user.
  • The admin has access to make any changes in the files and settings in root directory. Home directory user can change the settings of the entire linux system.
  • Everyone can access root directory without login. First You must login into linux system to access home directory.

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