Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 17:29 UTC
General Unix UNIX's method of handling file systems and volumes provides you with an opportunity to improve your systems' security and performance. This article addresses the issue of why you should split up your disk data into multiple volumes for optimized performance and security.
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RE[3]: nice little summery
by Jagged-Loser on Tue 24th Feb 2009 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nice little summery"
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That's pretty much how things are for me on OpenBSD. Ports and packages go into /usr/local.

For applications that are compiled by hand, I put those in /software, which is a convention that I started some time ago after I ran across some software that defaulted to using /opt (cdrtools, IIRC). I know some people will be horrified by this, as it's not the norm, but that's how I prefer it.

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