By Luke Latham
In ASP.NET Core, the application directory, publish, is comprised of application files, config files, static assets, packages, and the runtime (for self-contained apps). This is the same directory structure as previous versions of ASP.NET, where the entire application lives inside the web root directory.
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* Indicates a directory
The contents of the publish directory represent the content root path, also called the application base path, of the deployment. Whatever name is given to the publish directory in the deployment, its location serves as the server’s physical path to the hosted application. The wwwroot directory, if present, only contains static assets. The logs directory may be included in the deployment by creating it in the project and adding it to publishOptions of project.json or by physically creating the directory on the server.
The deployment directory requires Read/Execute permissions, while the logs directory requires Read/Write permissions. Additional directories where assets will be written require Read/Write permissions.