Ever wonder why there were so many /bin directories in Unix/Linux? I have often wondered about the split for many years, but have never bothered to research the reasoning. The answer is more simple than I ever would have thought.
We all know that /bin directories are used as a location for executable files. Well back during the early days of Unix development the makers ended up having to deal with two 1.5MB hard drives (Yes….MB) as opposed to just one, as they needed more space than they had available to them. So, as the OS grew they split the directories among different physical drives and mount points, and it’s been that way ever since. Surprising right?
I thought so!
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