Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 14:12 UTC
Linux "This document outlines the set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under the Linux operating system according to those of the FSSTND v2.3 final (January 29, 2004) and also its actual implementation on an arbitrary system. It is meant to be accessible to all members of the Linux community, be distribution independent and is intended to discuss the impact of the FSSTND and how it has managed to increase the efficiency of support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems."
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by lustyd on Wed 26th Jun 2013 18:41 UTC
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Wasn't it on OSNEWS last year that there was a direct quote by the guy who wrote the file system originally saying all this was nonsense? The reason for sbin and usr was down to the low capacity of hard drives and nothing else at all. A disk filled up so they made a reason to separate stuff to elsewhere. In hindsight this was a mistake as people now argue over the directory structure and purpose and nobody is willing to fix the mess and remove the excess.

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