Default vfat file permissions - why executable?

Matt Wheeler m at
Wed Oct 7 21:56:14 UTC 2009

2009/10/7 Ethan Baldridge <ethan at>:


> But those still put an executable or a symlink into one of /usr/local/bin || /opt/bin || /usr/local/games (or /usr/bin, even though they shouldn't) when installed system-wide. When installed for a single user the binary goes into his $HOME/bin (which I don't think is in the default $PATH on install, but I would argue that it probably should be, at least for uid>=1000).

I agree with this in its entirety apart from using ~/bin for user's executables. I think ~/.local/bin makes more sense and is neater. I suppose this is a matter of taste though.


Matt Wheeler
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