HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Mon Nov 17 13:31:50 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:59:47PM -0800, Peter Wemm wrote:

> It is 'system' binaries.  The distinction between bin and sbin (and /usr/
> bin and /usr/sbin) is that the binaries in */sbin are only really supposed
> to be useful for administrators or other priviliged users.

Yup, this distinction was in place long before shared libraries came
along but not in its current form.  You can only consider yourself a
true UNIX dinosaur if at some point you changed your path to replace
"/usr/etc /etc" with "/usr/sbin /sbin".  /etc was where they lived
at first.

						Ken Smith
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