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alaindu 03-05-2005 09:36 AM

the linux filesystem ?
i love linux, but dont get the file system. I know there must be a very good reason behind certian directories and stuff but i dont know them:

Why are there so many duplicates of directories in other directories, such as:
bin, usr/bin, usr/local/bin
and lib, usr/lib, usr/local/lib.


david_ross 03-05-2005 09:41 AM

Take a look at this site:

reddazz 03-05-2005 09:42 AM

/usr/ is the prefix that most packages that come from the vendor are installed. /usr/local is the prefix where you install packages that are unique to your installation, ie. those that you compiled/installed yourself. Search google for "unix filesystem heirarchy" and you will get quite a few documents that explain things in greater detail.

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