[xubuntu-users] shell tools

Ulli Horlacher framstag at rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Tue Jan 10 12:24:59 UTC 2017

On Tue 2017-01-10 (07:17), Benjamin P. August wrote:
> In some worlds it was /opt and others it was /usr/local that got used for
> extra packages.

There is a BIG difference:
Applications in /opt/ are in ONE subdirectory, whereas in /usr/local/ they
are spread over many subdirectories.
To remove an application under /opt you can simply "rm /opt/$APPLICATION"
This is not possible for a /usr/local/ installation.

> But Solaris (SysV based) used /opt

Also HPUX, AIX, OSF/1, etc...

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