Re: /usr/bin before /usr/local/bin?
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Krzys Majewski wrote:
> Any opinions on which should go first in the path:
> /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin?
For a user or for root?
For a user, definitely put /usr/local/bin first. That way they can get
all of your local customizations for that machine.
For root, you want to have as little on your path as possible (to avoid
trojans, etc). It is questionable whether /usr/local/bin should be
there at all. Another argument is you don't want to have path problems
in the event /usr/local fails to mount properly and you are forced to
fix the problem as root.
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