[TUHS] The origin of /home

John P. Linderman jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 23:54:29 AEST 2018

More opinion, unencumbered by facts. /usr contained many sudirectories,
like /usr/bin and /usr/lib, that were essential to an operational OS. Home
directories, on the other hand, persisted unchanged when new releases of an
OS were installed. Some of us had symlinks from /usr into a separate file
system to make the distinction easier to maintain across releases.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 8:58 AM, Donald ODona <mutiny.mutiny at india.com>

> At 27 Sep 2018 12:11:15 +0000 (+00:00) from "Cág" <ca6c at bitmessage.ch>:
> > Hi,
> >
> Also, what was the
> > rationale of moving the directory to /home?
> originally /usr, placed on a separate disk, was what became /home much
> later. Then disk space of / was running out and more an more applications
> and libs were moved to the /usr device.
> Much later in the 80ths much more disk space was available and a separate
> /home was created. Exacly when I don't know, but there was no /home in Ed.
> 7 but System V release 3 had it already.
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