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I know I'll be using the command ls but I don't know what holds the basic commands and shells used by root and other users using the full path.

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closed as not a real question by Gilles, Michael Mrozek Mar 10 '12 at 19:33

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Looks like you're trying to get people to do your homework for you, piece by piece... You're not explaining your problems very well. Please edit your question to explain better what you're after exactly. – Mat Mar 6 '12 at 20:10

Read up on the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).

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