[TUHS] history of sbin?

Random832 random832 at fastmail.us
Fri Feb 1 11:28:40 AEST 2013

On 1/31/2013 7:06 PM, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I have heard the story a few times about sbin split is due to disk
> space, such as told at
> http://www.osnews.com/story/25556/Understanding_the_bin_sbin_usr_bin_usr_sbin_Split/
> http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/busybox/2010-December/074114.html
Well, keeping in mind the stuff in /sbin used to be in /etc, in e.g. v7 
- it's possible the real reason is simply they wanted binaries out of 
/etc and didn't want to put them in /bin where normal users might wonder 
"what is this?".

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