Re: Why /floppy -- why not /mnt/fd or something?
On Wed, 14 Jan 1998, Daniel Martin at cush wrote:
> Peter Prohaska <email@example.com> writes:
> > why `/dev/fd*'s are mounted at /floppy.
> > When reading fsstnd, you would expect them to be mounted in
> > /mnt/someting. Since /floppy is neither one of those un*x shorties nor
> > used during installation I can't see why it lives on the root.
> The floppy drive not used during installation? Depends on how you
I use floppy installation but I don't use /floppy. I assume the floppies
don't actually get mounted during installation, so you have to type /dev/fd0.
But I do like /floppy as I don't normally cd there, but I can type /f<tab>
and that's it. I'm careful to preserve unique first letters for all the
frequently used top level directories. In fact, only /bin, /boot, /lib and
/var don't work this way (thanks to lost+found and the kernel link).
David Wright, Open University, Earth Science Department, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
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