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Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10



Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
There are 3 ways to handle this issue:

  1) All of a) and b) in /sbin, and /sbin not in users' path.  This is
the current setting.

  2) All of a) and b) in /sbin, and /sbin in users' path.  This is what
you propose.

  3) Symlink all of a) into /bin (or symlink), but keep b) in /sbin and
keep /sbin out of users' path.

While I'm all for #2, if #3 is what happens, please make your symlinks the other way around.

/bin/ifconfig
ln -s /bin/ifconfig /sbin/ifconfig

The move is acknowledging that the binary is useful for end users and therefore belongs in their path (and thus rightfully belongs in /bin). The symlink is backwards compatibility for scripts and people who are used to typing sudo /sbin/ifconfig.

-Toshio

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