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[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Tue 31st Jan 2012 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
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About 3600 words for an introduction on a directory structure.

Thanks for proving my point.

You are Apple-hater. Mac OS X have beautiful and elegant files and folders organization. But you hate Apple to much to see this.

Mac OS X is especially egregious in this regard - open a terminal and check the directory listing at root - it's an even bigger mess than regular UNIX.

"The Unix-like directories are there because so much of Mac OS X (and the software that runs on OS X) requires these directories to exist. ...

Apple does not encourage developers to use these directories, but provides them for compatibility with other Unix-based operating systems."

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