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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RE[3]: what is wrong with FHS?
by Adam S on Sun 24th Aug 2008 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: what is wrong with FHS?"
Adam S
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2005-04-01

user without e would be usr and that is not short for user, but for unix shared recources.


Not so much. /usr is likely just shorthand for "user", as documented a zillion times everywhere. Unix System Resources was introduced after the hierarchy was already in effect.

http://www.definethat.com/define/7110.htm

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-chat/2003-December/00171...

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