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Re: GNUstep directory layout

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: GNUstep directory layout
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 15:20:06 +0200


>/bin /dev /etc  /lib /tmp where installed and  managed by the original
>Unix distributions.
>/usr  was  "reserved" to  the  user.  That is,  an  upgrade  or a  new
>installation of Unix would not erase what was in /usr.
>Then some nice programmers at  BSD and elsewhere developped nice tools
>and installed  them in:  /usr/bin, /usr/lib, ...  Progressively, these
>nice tools being  so nice, they were integrated  to some distributions
>of  Unix (BSD for  example), and  thus /usr  became itself  a "system"
>directory.  But this was not the initial intent, AFAIK.
>That said, your "Unix System Resources" is worth remembering, nowaday.

thanks for the history lesson - I am not that long into UNIX to know this. 

Btw. it is interesting to see how things evolved, how a quick hack became 
a quasi standard.

greetings, Lars

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