[Techtalk] trying to find a question that _is_ "too dumb"

cjereme at ucla.edu cjereme at ucla.edu
Tue Aug 12 19:32:17 EST 2003


It stands for s = system
so sbin = system binary


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From: "perimorph" <perimorph at mindspring.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 6:18 PM
Subject: [Techtalk] trying to find a question that _is_ "too dumb"

> Hi all..  After almost 5 years of using Linux exclusively, I _still_
> can't figure this out!
> What does the "s" in "sbin" stand for??
> I know "bin" is for "binaries", but I just can't figure out what that
> "s" is for!  Please fill me in..  It's like that feeling you get when
> you just _know_ your two best friends are telling each other in-jokes,
> and you don't have a clue what's going on.
> --ash
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