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Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symbolic links to directories)
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: 'Kidding is our profession' <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 19:40:39 +0200
- Subject: Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symbolic links to directories)
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- Reply-to: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
On Apr 18 18:27, Dave Korn wrote:
> ----Original Message----
> >From: NNK_ml
> >Sent: 18 April 2005 18:18
> >>> Well, /bin is the bin, that's a bit like /dev/null, but /usr/bin is the
> >>> user bin, that's where we throw all the user's files away when we want
> >>> to delete them. Then there's the user's local bin, which is a bit like
> >>> the recycle bin in windows.
> > So /usr/bin is where you dump entire user directories, but their local
> > bin is where files go when the user deletes their own stuff?
> I refer you to the last sentence of my earlier post!
Since you were all making it up anyway, let's get serious (OT alarm!):
Wouldn't it be much better(*) and cleaner(*) if every single Cygwin package
would use its own subdirectory under C:\Program Files ?
(*) in a more Windowish sense.