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Re: GNUstep directory layout

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: GNUstep directory layout
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 16:32:22 +0200

>> /Users, and Mac OS X has /Users.  Normally, the users are kept out of
>> any directory like /usr because /usr is, in many environments, mounted
>I feel *so* old - when I started using UNIX the home directories were
>kept in /usr as it stood for "users" :-) I suspect that the other

Uhmm, are you sure about this? IHMO usr stands for Unix System Resources, 
and this explains also why bin and lib are there.

>directories such as bin and lib ended up there by accident, and that
>the tail ended up wagging the dog as people decided to move the home 
>elsewhere rather than find a sensible place to keep the stuff that doesnt
>really belong under /usr
>but thats UNIX evolution for you :-)
>-bat. [as a completely off topic note - when *did* home directories move
>       out of /usr ? sometime around BSD 4.1ish ?]


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