[TUHS] Understanding the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin Split
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Feb 3 07:14:56 AEST 2012
On Thu, 2 Feb 2012, John Cowan wrote:
> 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 seem to recall that they were statically linked i.e. not using those
new-fangled shared library thingies. And if you've ever tried to admin a
system with a trashed shared library, you'll understand; it usually
involves looking for the installation media.
> Not everything in /usr/share comes from /etc; in particular,
> /usr/share/dict was formerly /usr/dict.
As I dimly recall, /usr/share was exported, hence the name.
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