[TUHS] The origin of /home

Alec Muffett alec.muffett at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 22:30:15 AEST 2018

Opinion, predating that era: I believe that the driver for /home was
automounter, because of the complexity of referencing local and remote
/export/foo/whatever/username paths consistently across a large NFS-enabled
university deployment with many different platforms and individual systems.

On Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 13:11 Cág, <ca6c at bitmessage.ch> wrote:

> Hi,
> The earliest I've found to be in the FHS from '94. Are there any earlier
> examples of a home directory being at /home instead of /usr/$(user)? Are
> there any current Unix systems that don't use /home by default (except
> OSX)? Does anybody here do it intentionally? Also, what was the
> rationale of moving the directory to /home?
> Thanks!
> --
> caóc
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