[TUHS] tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org Re: User maintained programs in the Second Edition

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Sat Dec 24 04:52:14 AEST 2016


> So was "/usr/bin" initially only for user-contributed binaries, or was
it from its inception a place for binaries that were not essential for
system boot and could not fit in the root partition?

The latter is my understanding, but early on the two 
interpretations would have been nearly coextensive.
Remember, though, that even Ken wrote some "user-contributed"
code.

Doug


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