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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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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Doc Pain on Thu 27th Jun 2013 05:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
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Even the Amiga is miles ahead of the old Dos structure (which Windows continues on to this day.)

At least it has the ability to Assign drives or directories to where ever you want them.


You could do something comparable with DOS, using the SUBST and JOIN commands. Both can be used to compose a "lazy man's mount command". :-)

(Fedora was the first one I saw that said they were merging all of the 'bin/sbin' folders into one...)


Allow me to mention a small detail.

Today, "folder" is being used synonymously for a directory. This is technically wrong. A directory is represented by a folder (a pictural element) in many (or most) GUIs, but it's not the same. The relations we are talking about are "is a" vs. "is represented by a" or "looks like a". Therefor directory is the correct term, and "folder" is the name of the kind of icon used for a directory. (By the way, it's not the only existing visual representation. Others are a filing cabinet or a drawer.) No, honestly: Terminology sometimes matters. Just because many people insist on calling directories "folders", they do not become folders.

I know people will start bashing me for being more than pedantic about this issue. It will probably convince me to call any computer "Bob". :-)

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