[Tutor] base directory

ALAN GAULD alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue May 8 17:45:37 CEST 2007

>> Except that there is a conventional set of names so a 
>> better path would be:
>> /usr/local/bin/fileName.py
>That's incredibly helpful.  As another Linux noob, would you mind if I 
>jump in with 2 follow-up questions:
>To continue the example above, for say, Opera and CoolEditor, I'd use:
> /usr/local/bin/opera
> corrrect?

Probably, although some sites prefer local for stuff produced locally 
and would put opera in /usr/bin

> And what would I use if I was the admin, and wanted to install 
> a program for all users?

local/bin can be open to all, and usually is. Its more about the 
purpose of the program than its visibility.

See if Wikipedia explains it better than me...


Alan G.

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