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]: Between K&R and today..
by cjcoats on Tue 31st Jan 2012 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Between K&R and today.."
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When your mission critical apps die because some *&*$)&^ vendor screws up testing on a revised shared object library, you damned well wish you were able to have a fully tested statically linked version.

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