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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 phoenix on Thu 27th Jun 2013 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

SunOS/Solaris was really bad back in the day ... they kept executables under /etc!!

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Soulbender on Fri 28th Jun 2013 02:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

RH/CentOS still has Apache logs and libraries in etc.
Well, symlinks to the logs and libraries but totally braindead regardless. I guess it's some kind of compatibility to something that was done back at the dawn of time. You know, "enterprise" stuff.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Doc Pain on Fri 28th Jun 2013 03:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
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2006-10-08

SunOS/Solaris was really bad back in the day ... they kept executables under /etc!!


A tradition originating from classic UNIX. If I remember correctly, UNIX system III had those, like /etc/mount or /etc/fsck. I remember this because I have been working some time on WEGA, a UNIX systm III derivate developed in the GDR for the EAW P8000 workstation. Those entries are also mentioned in the OS manual.

The intention of /etc with the translation "et cetera" emphasized the character of "additional" things, whereas one would usually consider things like the "mount" essential instead of additional. :-)

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