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Date:      Sat, 7 Jul 2007 16:20:53 -0500
From:      Jeffrey Goldberg <>
To:        Peter Boosten <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Adding a new command
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <003b01c7c0b4$e01a3a50$d5b9bfcf@lisac> <>

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On Jul 7, 2007, at 11:42 AM, Peter Boosten wrote:

> It's more obvious to put local scripts in /usr/local/bin, IMHO.

Let me add to this (as someone who recently moved from linux to  
FreeBSD).  Unlike Linux, FreeBSD isn't just a kernel, but a complete  
operating system.  So the things in /bin and /usr/bin are as fully  
part of FreeBSD as the kernel itself, while on Linux distributions,  
those things are bundled with Linux as part of a distribution.

So this is one reason why it is best to put tools like you describe in




Jeffrey Goldberg              

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