Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Explained

By Deane Barker on November 22, 2005

Filesystem Hierarchy Standard: In an effort to salvage some dignity from the post on what “bin” means, I’ll point you to this link provided in the comments by Sauron that explains most of the cryptic directories in your average Unix installation.

Of note, “usr” doesn’t mean “user.”

[It’s a] secondary hierarchy for shareable, read-only data (formerly from UNIX source repository, now from UNIX system resources)

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