[RFD]: Where to put the important README files?

Michael Ring Michael.Ring@t-mobil.de
Tue Jun 6 23:06:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, 06 Jun 00 22:10:58 +0100, you wrote:

>--- Corinna Vinschen <corinna@vinschen.de> wrote:
>> The question is now: Where to put that directory in the Cygwin
>> directory tree?
>> Some suggestions:
>> 	/usr/doc
>> 	/etc/FAQ
>Or we could adopt a Linux mentality and put it in /usr/doc/HOWTO.

The best place to put documentation is (imho) /usr/doc/appname-version. 

Example: /usr/doc/bash-2.0.4

This is the place where most Linux-Distributions place the documentation and it
is also the default place where rpm puts the documentation associated to a

HOWTO is not a bad idea but often gnu-packages have files named README NEWS TODO
included which would erase a file with the same name from another package if
placed in HOWTO

Michael Ring 

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