Re: Experiment: Neophyte versus Windows XP & Debian Woody

From: Tom (tb.31123.nospam_at_comcast.net)
Date: 11/26/03

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    Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:12:59 -0800
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    On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:33:57PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
    > In my experience, /opt and /usr/local have slightly different functions.
    > /opt would be used for vendor applications, etc., whereas /usr/local
    > would be used for locally built tools, etc.

    Adobe Acrobat and VMWare both install to /usr/local.
    Should they be in /opt or are there further considerations...

    What does /opt stand for? "Optional"? "Options?"

    What does /var stand for?

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