UsrMove feature

Chris Adams cmadams at
Wed Oct 26 13:07:33 UTC 2011

Once upon a time, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at> said:
> Having said that, the split between /sbin and /bin is not a truly
> historical one, ie. it didn't exist in V7.  I think it was added by
> System V which did a lot of other strange stuff too.

Well, historically, a bunch of system utilities were in odd places like
/etc and /usr/lib.  The idea of /sbin and /usr/sbin was to get compiled
executables out of those places (and to not clutter up the "normal" bin
directories with stuff users didn't need).
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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