[nycbug-talk] why /var?
Sat Feb 19 15:22:03 EST 2005
On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 10:45:15AM -0500, marco at metm.org wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 10:38:58AM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>>>> As a rule of thumb, I don't make directories with plural names. Sometimes
>>>> plural is appropriate, but at the end of the path, the file is singular.
>>On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 04:57:54AM -0500, Jesse Callaway wrote:
>>>Wow, plural? What's the deal with that? No 'media' folders?
>>No 'medias' no 'hosts' no 'domains' folder - just the singular form.
>Former database programmer huh?
nah, I just think proper names (and naming sustem) are very important.
depending on context, directories could be plural eg "./distfiles" so I
vacillated a while and finally decided, damn it, even if I sometimes refer
to "./distfiles", "./distfile/*" implies plural and is less typing.
(I'm putting in /usr/local/distfile, with the implied functionality,
on Linux systems now, and making it nfs where possible, vs typical
linux /usr/local/src containing tarballs and extracted source... not
going off the deep end, changing BSD.)
I'm not quite up to Jesse's security model, one file per spindle.
George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org
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