[nycbug-talk] Cool read about history of /bin /usr/bin/
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Mon Mar 26 15:12:45 EDT 2012
On Mar 26, 2012, at 2:59 PM, Henry M wrote:
> I always like reading where certain Unix "formalities" came from.
> "Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin , usr/sbin split"
The history is interesting, but his "get off my lawn" rant about carrying this historical cruft is a prime example of why I generally don't enjoy the way things are done in the linux world. There's a good rebuttal to his point a few messages further on. In short, putting stuff essential for booting on the root fs still has practical uses.
On a tangent, can anyone explain "/var/lib" in the linux world? That one has always perplexed me.
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