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[5]: About time...
by shmerl on Mon 30th Jan 2012 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: About time..."
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You can see problems with it already with scripts hardcoding /usr/bin or something. Normally you don't have to change anything since it already works, it's just at some point legacy clutter becomes too numerous obscuring the big picture.

Edited 2012-01-30 23:27 UTC

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