/usr/home directory

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Dec 23 02:01:18 PST 2003

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003, flux wrote:

> Maybe kinda strange question, but...
> Why users' home directory located in /usr by default, not in
> root directory unlike Linux?
> Any ideas?

Hysterical raisins. Amongst other things, /home was often given to the
automounter so people's home directories could rove. If you want to
change this,

	pw useradd -D -b /home

will probably do the trick (you will need to move existing directories).

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
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