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Old 07-13-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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Pronunciation of directories


How do you guys pronounce the /etc and /lib directories. I always said "ee tee see" and "libb", but i've recently heard people pronouncing them as "ett see" and "libe". just wondering how you guys say it.


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Old 07-13-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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Well I don't know about the /etc directory but the /lib is infact, short for library (hence "libe").

I myself though tend to call then eee tee see and lib (as if to say the country "lib"ia).
 
Old 07-13-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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i understand the logic behind "libe" but the /bin directory is short for binary, but we dont call it "bine"
 
Old 07-13-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
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Here, we pronounce /boot "boot".

In America, they pronounce /boot "trunk".

Why?

Also, due to the connotations of the word here, the /root directory made my wife suspicious. I sorta explained it to her, but she still thinks its a cover for a porn repository.

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Old 07-13-2006, 08:41 AM   #5
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i pronounce /etc etcetera... i must be the odd one out, lib i pronounce lib, and bin, bin, usr as user etc etc
 
Old 07-13-2006, 08:52 PM   #6
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i pronounce /etc etcetera... i must be the odd one out, lib i pronounce lib, and bin, bin, usr as user etc etc
That is what I do also.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 10:50 PM   #7
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libe as in libation
bin as in wastebin
etcetera as in we put all kind of things here that we did not know what to do with
var: A term in the Texas dialect meaning a high level of something---eg "he's var smart"
boot: german for boat. Newbies are often all in the same boot---er boat.
usr: contraction of a formal way of addressing people, as in "Usr, are mistaken"
opt: a place where you go by choice--as in he opted for that.
root: where everything grows from--the source of all power--the local deity
sbin: more Texas dialect---eg "sbin nice chatting with you"

<<end levity break--seriousness will now resume>>
 
Old 07-13-2006, 10:57 PM   #8
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I can almost hear Julie Andrews singing about the directories...

...

" Which brings us back to lib!"
 
Old 07-14-2006, 12:13 AM   #9
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As far as I'm concerned, /lib is "slash libe", /etc is "slash etsee", and /usr is "slash user". I don't know about everyone else, but I do say the slashes. I've heard many people say paths assuming people know where slashes go.
 
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I pronouce "bin" as "bine" since it is short for binary. Same logic as "libe" since it is short for library. There may not be an official pronunciation. There is a similar discussion in any book on SQL on how it is pronounced. Half spell out the letters since it is an acronym. The others pronounce it.

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And in America, only a "Girly Man" would use the words bonnet or boot for a trunk.

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Old 07-14-2006, 01:32 AM   #11
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And in America, only a "Girly Man" would use the words bonnet or boot for a trunk.
Actually, bonnet means hood.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 10:08 AM   #12
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:44 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by AeroDME
I can almost hear Julie Andrews singing about the directories...

...

" Which brings us back to lib!"
Very clever! I'm still laughing!
 
Old 07-14-2006, 10:30 PM   #14
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I tend to pronounce everything as if they are stand-alone words:

bin = bin as in garbage
etc = etcetera
lib = lib as in ad lib
usr = user
...

Rkelsen: Your wife clearly has a suspicious mind :P

--Ian
 
Old 07-16-2006, 12:05 AM   #15
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My interpretation of the pronunciation:

boot pronounced as word "boot"
mnt pronounced as word "mount"
opt pronounced as word "opt"
usr pronounced as word "user"
home pronounced as word "home"

dev rhymes with lev in word "maglev"
tmp rhymes with temp in word "temperature"

bin rhymes with word "pin"
lib rhymes with word "fib"
proc rhymes with word "rock"
var rhymes with word "far"

etc pronounced as letter "E" + word "tea" + word "sea"
sbin pronounced as letter "S" + word "bin"

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