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Old 03-20-2006, 09:26 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.

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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Have a look here:
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
 
Old 03-21-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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thanks for your help
 
Old 03-21-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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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.....
 
Old 03-22-2006, 05:47 AM   #5
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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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