Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
Finally something really interesting to talk about. If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.
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my opinion
by hussam on Tue 31st Jan 2012 09:27 UTC

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2006-08-17

Having separate /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin folders is a very important thing. It separates critical system binaries from other computer applications.
Merging them is like saying let's dump everything in c:\programs and files\ on windows XP (the last ever windows I used back in 2004) into c:\windows\
It is plain stupid. Let's not keep changing things just because it makes us look cool.

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