Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.2.2 ReleasedMay 24, 2001, 17:47 (12 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Daniel Quinlan for this link. ]
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: email@example.com 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.