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On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Steve Greenland wrote:

> > Why the ugly /USR/BIN/CRON and not /usr/bin/cron? <snip>
> > Is there not a policy about this?
> I hope there's not policy about this. It's strictly a cosmetic thing,
> and I find it to be a useful cosemetic thing, in that it clearly denotes
> the spawned cron tasks. Yes, every daemon has the right to do whatever
> it wants with its name.

I haven't followed this discussion, but the FHS says:

  Software should never create or require special files or subdirectories
  in the root directory.  Other locations in the FHS hierarchy provide
  more than enough flexibility for any package.

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