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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No, you really don't seem to understand this. You've yet to present a SINGLE compelling reason why this should not be done and how a merged /usr collection is somehow damaging. Instead, you present credentials similar to my own as if I'm supposed to bow to your authority and then counter with 'nuh uh'. Thankfully no one has to listen to you. ;)

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