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Date:      Wed, 13 May 2020 19:21:24 +0530
From:      Manish Jain <>
To:        "@lbutlr" <>, FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: On a serious note, what I'd change about FreeBSD hier(7)
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On 2020-05-13 17:21, @lbutlr wrote:
> On 12 May 2020, at 23:33, Manish Jain <> wrote:
>> Perhaps you might like to remember another location : /opt
>> That is entirely unused in the default config in FreeBSD, and I think /opt/bin makes a good location for the user's own software.
> User software goes in ~/bin. Admin user’s software that is used by the system goes in /usr/local/bin.
> I see no need for /opt/bin, what would you put there?

User software goes into ~/bin - that's right but with a caveat. What 
goes into ~/bin is user-specific.

If I wrote a system-wide application intended to be available to all 
users of this particular computer, /opt/bin would make a good choice.

It's of course merely a suggestion, but does help to keep /usr/local/bin 
cleanly reserved for what gets installed via pkg/ports.

Manish Jain

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