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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.2.2 Released

May 24, 2001, 17:47 (12 Talkback[s])

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FHS is the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.

The FHS consists of a set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under UNIX-like operating systems. The guidelines are intended to support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems.

From: Rusty Russell 
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] FHS 2.2 Released
To: fhs-discuss@ucsd.edu
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 17:19:32 +1000

Hi all,

        With much delay and controversy, the 2.2 version of FHS is
hereby released:

                http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
                http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.2.pdf.gz

        Thank you to all those who contributed fixes and feedback.  The
only major revision from the final beta was the removal of /media: it
was my decision and I will happily debate in another thread.

Format changes:
        o The document has been reformatted and reworked, according to
          the principle that it should be readable in a "flip open to
          section I want" manner.  Options clearly labelled, language
          clarified.

Major changes:
        o /lib, /usr/lib and /usr/local/lib options
          added (/lib64, etc)
        o /etc/sgml option added.
        o /usr/include/g++ removed.
        o /usr/local/man added.
        o /usr/share/sgml added.
        o /var/local explicitly included.
        o /var/lib/hwclock explicitly added for adjtime.
        o hwclock moved from /sbin to /usr/sbin

Minor changes:
        o domainname removed from /bin examples.
        o setserial moved from /bin examples to Linux Annex.
        o adjtime, disktab, fdprm, lilo.conf, ttytype removed from
          /etc examples.
        o /etc/confissue & /etc/mtools => /etc/issue and /etc/mtools.conf
        o /etc/mtab exception documented.
        o /lib/ld.so changed to /lib/ld*.
        o A small humorous footnote inserted.
        o /var/lock can also refer to non-device lock files.

Rusty.

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