Some questions about OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dingo Dave 69, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Dingo Dave 69 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    I have had my mac for sometime now and love it but was looking for more info on how the operating system works. For example I understand in my applications folder there is my programs but what is the library and the system library? How does it all work etc? Does anyone have any handy links I can use to learn more about the workings of OSX?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    ~/Library is constrained to the userid so any application specific information that goes in there is only available to that specific userid

    /Library is more computer wide so any applications that put stuff in there will be visible to all users. I believe photoshop shoves a lot of stuff in /Library and also OS related stuff can be found in there.

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