[Nottingham] Better than Windows? was: Response on awareness day

Matthew Walster matthew at walster.org
Thu Nov 3 22:15:14 GMT 2005

On Thursday 03 November 2005 21:51, Andy Davidson wrote:
> If this happens, this is due to the pollution of what /bin and /sbin are
> for - /sbin was for statically linked binaries, /bin was for dynamically
> linked binaries.  You might be thinking that you're confused between
> /bin, /usr/bin, and /usr/local/bin (and maybe /opt or /export or
> /badger) - but if you're the sort of user that cares about the
> difference between these paths, you ought to have discovered the 'which'
> and 'find' commands by now.

I was always told that /bin was for user runnable binaries, and that /sbin was 
for super-user runnable binaries, ie/ those in wheel or root itself.

Never understood why /etc isn't called /conf though - never found whether it's 
an acronym of something put there by Kernighan et al.

Matthew Walster
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