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
From: Rusty Russell
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] FHS 2.2 Released
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 17:19:32 +1000
With much delay and controversy, the 2.2 version of FHS is
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.
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
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
o domainname removed from /bin examples.
o setserial moved from /bin examples to Linux Annex.
o adjtime, disktab, fdprm, lilo.conf, ttytype removed from
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.
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