directory for applications (and directories in general)
Hi, I've been downloading and installing some applications, and was wondering what directory was best to install them to.
For example, I downloaded Mozilla Firefox, and installed it in:
I named the directory "Mozilla Firefox" myself. The program works fine.
However, now as I would like to add more users to my local machine aside from myself, I was wondering where the best place would be to put this folder or program so that people under different user names may access it.
In general, when you install a program on Linux, is all of the program data stored inside a single directory, making that directory portable, or is the program and its supporting files permanently confined to that directory?
If anyone can tell me if I can
a) move my existing programs like Firefox safely
b) a good directory to place such apps in
c) if I need to modify the permissions on these things so that everyone can use it
ALSO, another separate issue... I want to change my username, from say, "bsmith" to "bob". What is the safest way to make both my login AND my home directory "bob" (ie: /home/bsmith --> /home/bob). Can I just rename my home directory manually, and modify the login name in YaST, end of story? Or will this mess something up?
Last edited by mr_a_ali; 08-16-2004 at 09:51 AM.