Why /usr/local/etc???

Randy Pratt bsd-unix at embarqmail.com
Sun Aug 24 02:10:21 UTC 2008

On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 18:24:48 -0700
Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:

> 	Folks,
> 	This may have been covered too-often before, buy why can't
> 	*everything* related to /etc hang off "/etc"?  I can create a
> 	symlink in /etc to /usr/local/etc named "loc" or "local".  
> 	Thing is, why this isn't done by default?

Everything could be off / too but that's not how FreeBSD does it.

See man 7 heir.  Its a sketch of the FreeBSD filesystem hierarchy.


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