Subject: Re: Abbreviations
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/12/2002 10:23:56
Andrew Brown wrote:
> sorry, i misspoke.  what i meant to say was:
>     speaking of modload...i think one of its partners (modstat) is in
>     the wrong place.
> modstat is in /usr/bin, the other programs are in an sbin section, and
> all the man pages are in section 8.

modstat is non-critical program usable by 'normal' system users,
so it belongs to /usr/bin. modload/modunload are system utilities
not intended to run by 'normal' users, and need to be available
during boot. So they belong to /sbin.

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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