#! -- reconsideration?

Hugo.van.der.Kooij at caiw.nl Hugo.van.der.Kooij at caiw.nl
Tue May 9 16:32:58 PDT 2000

On Wed, 10 May 2000, Mark Kettenis wrote:


> I don't like a hardcoded path under /usr either, the primary reason
> being that the Hurd (you known, the GNU "kernel") won't have /usr.
> I've been told that in the past /usr was introduced in UNIX only
> because all utilities didn't fit on one disk anymore.  Nowadays, there
> are much more elegant methods to solve that problem, and /usr just
> means another entry in the root directory.  It would be a pity if we
> needed /usr just to be POSIX conformant.

If I understand the rationale of /usr then the whole /usr tree may be
mounted from another server and not be available at the time you need to
runs a shell script.

Should that be the case then any path under /usr would be out of the


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