Re: Change default PATH for Jessie / wheezy+1
On 08/08/12 12:36, Adam Borowski wrote:
> Could you please tell me a single benefit from such a change? All I see are
> downsides. It would degrade tab completion and pollute the namespace.
Access to programs without the need to specify the full path. Not all programs in
the sbin directories require root privileges.
It is about providing good defaults for users.
> The reason you say, is a single obsolete tool, ifconfig, being in the wrong
> directory. So let's instead move it to /bin/ -- or preferably, to /dev/null
> (unless depended upon).
Not just ifconfig, there is also route, iwconfig, blkid etc. And moving them to
other directories and add symlinks from sbin/$PROG to bin/$PROG is error prone.