On Mon, 2019-07-29 at 18:54 +0200, Manfred Hollstein wrote:
I'd prefer /usr/config or /usr/cfg over
/usr/etc. Aside from the
collision in usage, "etc" is a terrible name for the configuration
directory ("etc" was a catch-all directory originally, which is why
many executable shell scripts were in there...), and we can do
than that in 2019.
+1 for /usr/etc for obvious reasons:
everyone coming from a *NIX background *knows* what /etc is and
probably can deduct, what /usr/etc is. Even if you believe it was a
terrible name, it *is* a name known to a lot of people, at least
a generation before 2019 or maybe more ;) Even M$ adopted it... (do
you know where their /etc/hosts equivalent lives ;) ? )
+1 for /usr/etc from me also.
It's important that we establish the relationship between /etc and
/usr/etc, and that's easiest done with reflecting that in their names.
The objections/alternatives to /usr/etc only ring true to me if we are
willing to start a crusade for renaming /etc to something else.
And I'm not ;)
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