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: Legacy exists
by renox on Tue 31st Jan 2012 21:34 UTC in reply to "Legacy exists"
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Hum, your summary is a bit biased:
- French revolution also invented the metric system which stayed, even though the calendar didn't, why one and not the other? I'm not sure that there a logical reason.
- also remember that the French revolution was followed by emperors, so the "benefits" weren't so obvious, it took a long period of time before the "benefits" stuck..

I'm not sure I agree with you, what the difference between the FHS and the imperial system?
Both are obsolete, and the metric system was worth the pain IMHO, so maybe a FHS like Gobolinux would be interesting.

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