Subject Re: [firebird-support] permission denied
Author Mike Dewhirst
Paul Reeves wrote:
> On Sunday 17 April 2005 09:22, Mike Dewhirst wrote:
>>I'm having great difficulty understanding the reasoning behind the
>>"standard" directory names in Linux (SuSE in my case). What does "var
>>mean and why should I use that instead of a new directory of my own
>>choosing - say /data as Helen suggested?
> I'd recommend firing up yast to start with and do a search on fhs - the
> filesystem hierarchy standard. If it is installed you will find it
> in /usr/share/doc/FHS. It is the base documentation that explains the
> reasons behind the layout of a Linux file hierarchy. It is not a SuSE
> specific doc, but you will see that the standard leaves enough scope for
> wide interpretation (like the SQL standards, perhaps.) Anyway, once you
> have read it you will know enough to decide if and whether to
> use /var/data, /data or a symlink to /whatever.

Aha !

Thank you Paul