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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Thom is right
by churlish_Helmut on Mon 30th Jan 2012 23:23 UTC
churlish_Helmut
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2010-04-12

Really... Am I the only one, who thinks that all what Thom said is correct? I mean, the directory structure on unix and linux is shit. Really. This is the only word, that is as precise as possible to describe it.

I mean, when making it like
/apps
/user
/systems

How easy would it be to build on that? I mean, there is no good reason to make a directory system like that, with virtual links for programs, which needs the /usr /bin and so on stuff

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