Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
General Unix Finally something really interesting to talk about. If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.
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Wow, That Was Simple
by Pro-Competition on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:55 UTC
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I'm with the embedded guys - I really like to understand things like this!

This also vindicates my first thought when I started using *nix - that "/usr" looks and sounds like "user". That name never made sense to me.

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