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[6]: Wow, That Was Simple
by leech on Tue 31st Jan 2012 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wow, That Was Simple"
leech
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Yeah, but doesn't that kind of negate having a simplified path? This was my point, if you manually have to track down where the data goes, then there is failure on the part of the installer in the first place.

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