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]: About time...
by bogomipz on Tue 31st Jan 2012 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: About time..."
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Personally, I think K&R made a mistake when they decided that names starting with a dot should be hidden. It would have been much more flexible to have the hidden flag as an attribute you could set on any file or folder. GoboHide would then not be necessary.

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