Is bin ever written to?

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Tue Dec 23 19:19:13 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:

> I was wondering if anything in a set up system ever needs to write to
> /bin or /sbin or /usr/bin or /usr/sbin?
> I was thinking of putting them in a ram disk with SquashFS to speed up
> the system but it can only read and not write.
> As far as I know the only time writing is needed is with a system update.
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How about making /bin a UnionFS. IIRC, it is a fast read-write filesystem.

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