Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 23:17 UTC
Fedora Core Good news from the Linux world. Fedora has announced its intention to drastically alter the file system layout of its Linux distribution. The plan's been out for a while, but was brought to my attention by Brian Proffitt (still the best name ever) over at ITWorld. The gist is to move all binaries to /usr/bin, and all libraries to /usr/lib and /user/lib64.
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RE[2]: Why not go all the way?
by tupp on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not go all the way?"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

1. "<Shift>First char</Shift>remnant chars" (after all: we're talking Unix with case sensitive FSs, and not Windows or AmigaOS where that luxury (pain) is absent) isn't exactly as simple as possible: one of the the few stupid ideas in GoboLinux.

No.

Gobolinux by default uses a version of zsh which is configured to auto-complete regardless of case.

So, the procedure to type "/System" in the shell is simply "/", "s" and "<tab>".

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

On top of that, the captialized names prevent name clashes with standard directories. When GoboLinux was introduced, /sys did not yet exist. People used to complain that Gobo should use /sys rather than /System, but that would have created problems later.

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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by oinet on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 10:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

Gobolinux by default uses a version of zsh which is configured to auto-complete regardless of case.

So, the procedure to type "/System" in the shell is simply "/", "s" and "".


Ok, that might be the case now. But surely the sensible thing is to just lower-case the thing so one doesn't have to use modification of filesystem x ?

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RE[4]: Why not go all the way?
by tupp on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 16:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Why not go all the way?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Ok, that might be the case now.

Yes. Such is the case, if "now" means "from 2002 to the present."


But surely the sensible thing is to just lower-case the thing so one doesn't have to use modification of filesystem x ?

Not sure what is meant by "so one doesn't have to use modification of filesystem x." The file system is not being modified.

Using lower-case is sensible in this situation for a few reasons. Bogomipz has hinted above at one advantage of using capitalized system directories, and bogomipz has also linked in another post above to the explanation of the way things are done in Gobolinux by Hisham Muhammad (Gobolinux's creator). Here is the link again: http://gobolinux.org/index.php?page=doc/articles/clueless

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