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Re: Hurd FS hierarchy


From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Hurd FS hierarchy
Date: 26 Mar 2002 16:39:48 -0800
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Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom <address@hidden> writes:

> > > > The GNU Coding Standards have specified /com for like a decade.  
> > >   so why isn't it used in GNU/Linux?
> > Most GNU programs *do* use it.  Go look at their Makefiles.
> 
> well, I don't see it in tar-1.11 (straight from ftp.gnu.org); but it could
> be that I'm looking at it wrong. so I'll take your word for it. :)

That's because tar doesn't *have* any shared modifiable data. 

> my boss says that he remembers it from AT&T SysV, and maybe SCO. he
> expresses condolences on anyone trying to bring it back. ;>

Your boss is mistaken.  Or just trying to seem to know things.

Thomas



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