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Deployment specialist, release manager, corporate packaging and some development experience.


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comment Why do /usr and /tmp directories for Linux miss vowels in their spellings?
Sounds like we need a book: "On the origin of Unix, a journey through dyslexia" :-).
Jun
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comment Is the linux directory structure obsolete and obtuse?
I am not talking about making things "more obvious to a newbie" as much as about making things vibrate more intuitive sense for technically experienced people trying to incorporate Linux in their skillset. The Unix and Linux directory structure has served its purpose well, but when I look around here I see an increasing amount of questions directed at "what goes where". I read somewhere on this board that "Unix is an expert friendly, user antagonistic operating system". Nicely put, but is this really the way forward?
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comment How does a unix or linux system work?
Love the question. It's the kind that makes experienced users verbalize their own understanding and gives us all a chance to comprehend the universe of unix and linux.
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comment Does Fedora play all movie formats out- of-the-box?
Why downvote this? It's a simple question by the looks of it. It will get my upvote, that's for sure.
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comment Is the linux directory structure obsolete and obtuse?
Thanks for the suggestions. I actually will follow this. I am a deployment specialist on Windows, and I know my way around a directory structure. Windows is total chaos, but at least evolving towards something new all the time. Linux's structure seems rigid and inflexible to me. It's a matter of opinion, and I am here to learn how it really works. I am actually disappointed that this thread was closed. I feel my questions are ignored rather than answered, though I got some solid initial answers.
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comment Is the linux directory structure obsolete and obtuse?
In an ecosystems certain entities die off because they were never fit for fight. This is the core of evolving towards something better, I'd say. We don't need to manage anything, rather encourage the survival of GOOD tools instead of thinking nothing can be changed because obsolete products won't get migrated.
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comment Is the linux directory structure obsolete and obtuse?
I am from the outside looking in on the Linux community and the Linux system. I find the lack of evolution of this core OS feature quite baffling. I don't ask to raise a fight or be argumentative, but because I genuinely wonder why this is the case. When I see people ask where to store "shared scripts" and 3 different users answer: /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin/ and /usr/local/share respectively, I feel that the directory structure isn't so obvious. This makes me question why it isn't questioned more.
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