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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RE[2]: Wow, That Was Simple
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow, That Was Simple"
Thom_Holwerda
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/users
/system
/programs (or /Apps, in this day and age).

More is not needed at root.

(although I personally would like to see a /settings as well, as I argued in my proposal: http://www.osnews.com/story/19711/The_Utopia_of_Program_Management/... ).

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