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I have a couple command line php scripts and also php pages that call the same class file. Instead of having mutiple copies of it floating around, I want to put class.myApi.php in one central location on the filesystem. All files will then reference that one single file. Where does it belong? Does it belong in /usr/bin ?

  • Is this a per-user problem or a global one? – XQYZ May 13 '11 at 14:55
  • @XQYZ I don't understand the question. Root uses it in cron (I think) and then whatever Apache user uses it in serving pages. – user394 May 13 '11 at 14:57
  • Well if it had been a user problem then the location would be in your home. So I was just checking here. It's a difficult question, but since apache uses it anywhere but your www directory seems wrong imho. – XQYZ May 13 '11 at 15:20
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I would suggest either /usr/local/share/php/your-app-name or /opt/local/share/php/your-app-name.

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I think the most appropriate place would be

/usr/lib/yourLibraryName

See the Filesystem Hierarchie Standard for more information.

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    That would be appropriate for packaged files belonging or built for the target distribution. Locally contributed files shouldn't go under /usr (outside /usr/local). – jlliagre May 13 '11 at 21:00

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