/usr/home vs /home

David Cornejo dave at dogwood.com
Mon Nov 21 23:44:32 UTC 2011


In the old days home was typically a separate partition that was
mounted on /home.  If you didn't have a partition the installer would
create /usr/home and symlink /home to it.  The root was also typically
an independent partition, so it made sense not to clutter it up with
home directories.

Now that the default behavior is to use one big partition, the
installer defaults to /usr/home + symlink.

I've always liked the more succinct /home and was wondering if there
is any reason why not to delete the symlink and move home to / to
mimic the old many partition style?

dave c

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