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Old 12-16-2008, 04:43 AM   #1
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Question /usr/share

Hi all,

the following is the explanation i have read about /usr/share in a book

Data for installed applications that is architecture−independent and can be shared between systems. A number of subdirectories with equivalents in `/usr' also appear here, including `/usr/share/doc', `/usr/share/info', and `/usr/share/icons'.

how correct is this explanation ?
Old 12-16-2008, 06:50 AM   #2
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/usr/share/doc, /usr/share/man

The "share" word is used because what is under /usr/share is platform independent, and can be shared among several machines across a network filesystem. Therefore this is the place for manuals, documentations, examples etc.
I'd say your explanation is fairly good.
Old 12-30-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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That being said, would it be purdent for me to store my music files in /usr/share/mp3 on a server?

I know many people might want to put these in a /home dir but which would best follow the FHS?


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