/usr/local/bin and so forth
cpressey at catseye.mb.ca
Thu May 8 08:52:23 PDT 2003
On Thu, 8 May 2003 05:46:22 -0600
collins <erichey2 at attbi.com> wrote:
> Coming from a linux background (gentoo distro), I find it strange to
> find all sorts of crap in /usr/local/bin. I'm used to find all
> standard software in /usr/bin (or certain binary packages in /opt) and
> to find/usr/local/bin reserved for stuff added by the local
That is the way it works in FreeBSD, if by "standard software" you mean
"base install" and by "stuff added by the local administrator" you mean
"ports and packages."
> 1. What's the rationale behind this for freebsd?
/usr/bin is for the operating system's files, /usr/local/bin is for
stuff added by the local administrator.
> 2. Where does one (as a standard) put truly local scripts, etc. so it
> won't get confused with all the stuff in /usr/local/bin?
Not sure there is a "standard" for something like this besides "whatever
works for the individual." Me personally, I like to put scripts and
such in ~/bin, and if other users need to run them I'll create symlinks
to them from /usr/local/bin.
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