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Old 03-20-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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Understanding directories

Good day,

How can I learn about the directories in FC3?

For instance what is the ppurpose of var, bin, bash and etc.

I have a fairly good idea what dev and home are.

Old 03-20-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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Have a look here:
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thanks for your help
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Originally Posted by nx5000
This gives you the standard practice. Some installer scripts, compilers, etc. will expect thing in certain places. On other ocassions, you can put a program just about anywhere---/usr , /opt, even your $HOME directory.

Deviate from the standards only when you know what you are doing.....
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Yes you can put it eveywhere but when you redistribute it you need to follow these standards.

On some wierd Unix stations, you can even find ELF binaries in /etc

Its one of the main reason why I use debian, don't waste my time with configuration.


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