Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
michael at james.st
Mon Aug 26 13:52:56 EST 2002
I've had a look at the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard on
Looks sensible, both the motivation and the recomendations.
Once a clear rational exists for a branch exists,
it becomes clear what should be put in it.
One distiction that is still not clear to me
is that between /opt and /usr/local.
I've always joked it's just "/usr/local" spelt "o" "p" "t" and linked them.
The standard puts big packages in /opt,
and limits subdirs of /usr/local.
There's a difference, but it leaves the ambiguity
now at the level of /usr/local/bin vs /opt/bin
/opt/bin (and /opt/sbin) have links to the head executables
for the packages in /opt
where does that leave /usr/local ?
Didn't see any guideline to where html pages for a web server
should be put either. /home/www ?
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