Subject: Re: Abbreviations
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/12/2002 11:10:41
>> 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.

modstat has a man page in section 8, which is typically administrative

modstat is consideredably less useful to a user than vmstat or

perhaps the man page should be moved?

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