3 mickey mouse questions

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jul 20 12:26:39 PDT 2001

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 02:12:04AM -0400, Paul Campbell wrote:
> 2.  Am I correct in saying that:
> 	/bin	-	Essential system progs required before mounting filesystems.
> 	/usr/bin	-	Main system programs and things that won't need uninstalling.
> 	/usr/local-	User installed stuff that can be removed easily.
> 	/opt	-	Same as above if you so desire

what goes for /bin also goes for /sbin
it contains programs you may need before /usr is mounted, or in case of
system disaster where partitions are destroyed you have some utils to
rescue a system. There's tar, bzip2, gzip, mount, mke2fs, etc, etc
available so you could mount a cd, restore a backup, stuff like that.

/usr/(s)bin are non-essential programs that aren't strictly needed to keep
a system running and maintain it.

Gerard Beekmans

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