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Linux "This document outlines the set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under the Linux operating system according to those of the FSSTND v2.3 final (January 29, 2004) and also its actual implementation on an arbitrary system. It is meant to be accessible to all members of the Linux community, be distribution independent and is intended to discuss the impact of the FSSTND and how it has managed to increase the efficiency of support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems."
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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by leech on Wed 26th Jun 2013 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
leech
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2006-01-10

Even the Amiga is miles ahead of the old Dos structure (which Windows continues on to this day.)

At least it has the ability to Assign drives or directories to where ever you want them.

For example, you can do DH0 (or HD0 depending on whatever you want) as the first partition, and then name it System, or whatever, but then use an assign to make it so you can use System: to mean that partition's root. Or let's say you have the SSL software (AmiSSL) installed in the Utilities folder under the System partition. You could put in the startup-sequence file "Assign >NIL AmiSSL: SYS:Utilities/AmiSSL"

Is it simple? Not especially. It is useful? Very. Is it unix like? Certainly. You basically do the same thing with mount points in Linux.

Anytime I see articles or distributions talking about changing paths around it makes me want to start beating people. In fact I'm debating on whether or not I should dump Arch Linux, who is going that route and start using something else. Anyone know of another Rolling Release as awesome as Arch, but doesn't jump on every single bandwagon that Fedora wants to push? (Fedora was the first one I saw that said they were merging all of the 'bin/sbin' folders into one...)

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by znby on Wed 26th Jun 2013 23:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
znby Member since:
2012-02-03

Probably inspired by the logical names in VMS. Cool feature nonetheless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Files-11#Logical_names

Edited 2013-06-26 23:53 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Doc Pain on Thu 27th Jun 2013 05:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
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2006-10-08

Even the Amiga is miles ahead of the old Dos structure (which Windows continues on to this day.)

At least it has the ability to Assign drives or directories to where ever you want them.


You could do something comparable with DOS, using the SUBST and JOIN commands. Both can be used to compose a "lazy man's mount command". :-)

(Fedora was the first one I saw that said they were merging all of the 'bin/sbin' folders into one...)


Allow me to mention a small detail.

Today, "folder" is being used synonymously for a directory. This is technically wrong. A directory is represented by a folder (a pictural element) in many (or most) GUIs, but it's not the same. The relations we are talking about are "is a" vs. "is represented by a" or "looks like a". Therefor directory is the correct term, and "folder" is the name of the kind of icon used for a directory. (By the way, it's not the only existing visual representation. Others are a filing cabinet or a drawer.) No, honestly: Terminology sometimes matters. Just because many people insist on calling directories "folders", they do not become folders.

I know people will start bashing me for being more than pedantic about this issue. It will probably convince me to call any computer "Bob". :-)

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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by zima on Sat 29th Jun 2013 00:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I know people will start bashing me for being more than pedantic about this issue.

Hey, if you can't be pedantic on the internet - where can you be?

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