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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About time...
by Aristocracies on Mon 30th Jan 2012 21:05 UTC
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Thankfully more people are catching onto that perhaps there's a bit of a legacy mess here. I think Fedora 17 has the right idea here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UsrMove

That's the best approach I've heard suggested that isn't something alienating like GoboLinux.

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