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Re: Sub-categorizing the /usr/doc directory.

On Sun, 29 Jun 1997 11:57:49 -0400 , Joey Hess wrote:
> Karl M. Hegbloom:
> >  I think it would be good to divide the "/usr/doc" directory into sub
> > directories.  It should be divided in the same as the Debian ftp site,
> > and packages should put their documentation into the same slot as the
> > one they got ftp'd from.
> > 
> >  The directory is very large when you have a lot of packages
> > installed, and it takes a lot of processing to open it with a file
> > manager, web browser, or dired.
> I completly agree. I have 434 items in /usr/doc, and that's too many.
> Splitting it up by package section is a very good idea.

Would you take a look at /usr/bin, then? I have 912 items there.

Nowadays I do a 'ls -lrt /usr/doc' when I have updated many packages. Then
I can easily go to another console and look at the changelogs in the
latest changed directories. No need for remembering which packages I
updated, the list is on screen. Splitting up the /usr/doc directory would
only make this more difficult.


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