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[3]: Wow, That Was Simple
by laffer1 on Tue 31st Jan 2012 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow, That Was Simple"
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Looks like Mac OS X mixed with OpenStep to me. I actually prefer /Users to /home, and love having GUI apps installed in /Applications on OS X, but moving /bin /sbin and so forth is just going to cause problems with shell scripts and other apps that expect things to be in certain places.

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