Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC
Editorial Earlier this week, we ran a story on GoboLinux, and the distribution's effort to replace the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with a more pleasant, human-readable, and logical design. A lot of people liked the idea of modernising/replacing the FHS, but just as many people were against doing so. Valid arguments were presented both ways, but in this article, I would like to focus on a common sentiment that came forward in that discussion: normal users shouldn't see the FHS, and advanced users are smart enough to figure out how the FHS works.
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StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Definitely. It's pretty easy to guess what you'll find in ~/config/settings/, ~/config/add-ons/, or apps/.

The extent of the filesystem abstraction in BeOS is that there's the /boot/ folder - and in the terminal, you can go all the way up to /, but the Tracker treats /boot/ as the root of the filesystem (or the Desktop is the filesystem root, depending on how you look at it - since /boot/home/Desktop/ is invisible in Tracker). Above /boot/ are symlinks for compatibility with POSIX software.

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