Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
General Unix 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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RE[5]: why not / instead of /usr
by phoenix on Tue 31st Jan 2012 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: why not / instead of /usr"
phoenix
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Yeah, it may be impossible to do with the current split. But moving things to /usr instead of leaving them in / is just wrong.

I've read through the mailing list threads, the wiki articles etc. And all of their reasoning for moving to /usr applies just as well to moving to /.

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