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Re: /run/, resolvconf and read-only root

On Wed, 7 May 2003 11:17, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 12:16:04PM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> > root's home directory should be /
> thats pretty ugly because of all the .dot files you will accumulate in /,
> like .bash_history, .xauthentication and even some temp files. Sure most
> apps can be modified to not do that (ans most should not be used as root
> anyway), but this was and still is a pretty valid reason for /root. Even if
> the name is pretty dumb.

Also there is the issue of where the root user can store the files that they 
create related to their work.

When you have a machine with the root home dir as "/" then all users get to 
see the existance of any file that root creates, which is usually a bad idea.

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