lib stands for library.
bin stands for binary.
sbin stands for superuser binaries.
Like the name suggests the library files are like resources you have access to and can use when it is convinient.
You can use the same library file for a number of applications like dll files. The linux kernel has a heaps of library files that allow access to the file system such as saving files etc. If you have done any C programmming you would have included files into you program such as stdin.h or something like that. Including this file will give you access to function defined in those files.
Last edited by jax8; 04-06-2004 at 02:03 AM.