I know this question sound quite stupid. Sometimes when I go through sections of Linux books about **filesystem**, it may turn out that it is a chapter talking about the directory structure of a standard Linux system, like /proc, /dev, /etc, /usr directories, with a brief explanation. Sometimes it may be about filesystem types like ext3, ext4 and nfs, dos, etc. I feel quite confused about that. Which one is correct? Or did I miss something? In short, my question is: The word **filesystem** means directory structure of Linux system or things like ext3, ext4, fat32, etc.?