Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

Christopher Yeoh cyeoh at
Mon Aug 26 16:01:51 EST 2002

At 2002/8/26 13:52+1000  Michael James writes:
> One distiction that is still not clear to me
>  is that between /opt and /usr/local.

/usr/local is for programs that sysadmin compiles and installs locally.
/opt is where ISV's (and more generally people who package stuff
that is not shipped with the distribution) install their files.

> Didn't see any guideline to where html pages for a web server
>  should be put either.  /home/www ?

looks like /srv (eg /srv/ftp, /srv/www) will probably go in the next

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Canberra, Australia

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