Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC
Editorial Earlier this week, we ran a story on GoboLinux, and the distribution's effort to replace the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with a more pleasant, human-readable, and logical design. A lot of people liked the idea of modernising/replacing the FHS, but just as many people were against doing so. Valid arguments were presented both ways, but in this article, I would like to focus on a common sentiment that came forward in that discussion: normal users shouldn't see the FHS, and advanced users are smart enough to figure out how the FHS works.
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BeOS has alot of directories.
by judgen on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 16:25 UTC
judgen
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2006-07-12

BeOS only shows folders in the tracker that is "real" there is still /var and other /% folders. But i agree to 100% BeOS has the best folder layout ive ever come across. Its easy and you undersand every bit of it by just reading the names of the folders and if not there is always excellent documentation.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Definitely. It's pretty easy to guess what you'll find in ~/config/settings/, ~/config/add-ons/, or apps/.

The extent of the filesystem abstraction in BeOS is that there's the /boot/ folder - and in the terminal, you can go all the way up to /, but the Tracker treats /boot/ as the root of the filesystem (or the Desktop is the filesystem root, depending on how you look at it - since /boot/home/Desktop/ is invisible in Tracker). Above /boot/ are symlinks for compatibility with POSIX software.

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