[TUHS] Understanding the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin Split
imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Feb 3 04:10:17 AEST 2012
On Feb 2, 2012, at 10:36 AM, John Cowan wrote:
> Warner Losh scripsit:
>> sbin was created in SYS Vr4 to move all the binaries that were in /etc.
>> /usr/share was created to move all the non-binary, non-text files that
>> were in /etc like termcap and timezone info.
> Does anyone know what the "s" in sbin stands for? "Superuser"? I would
> have put these files in /root/bin, but perhaps /root did not yet exist.
I'd been told a long time ago that is stands for 'system' for people that need to administer the system, not necessarily super users. The FreeBSD hier man page seems to bear this out:
/sbin/ system programs and administration utilities fundamental to
both single-user and multi-user environments
> Not everything in /usr/share comes from /etc; in particular, /usr/share/dict
> was formerly /usr/dict.
That's true, but /usr/dict was a bit of an odd-ball at the top /usr level. /usr/share contained all the stuff from /etc and also other things that didn't seem to belong. That's why it is documented as having the architecture independent files in it...
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