/var file system <==> /usr file system

/var file system <==> /usr file system

Post by Gerhard Bos » Sun, 14 Apr 1996 04:00:00

there was a discussion about the different file systems going on
in this newsgroup. Has anybody collected the postings and can
send me a summary about this.

-  The generated fonts for "xdvi"
   are written in my installation to the /var file system. I'm just
   afraid that this will grow too much. In the worst case, can I
   delete the files stored in /var unconditionally ? Are there
   any system files which are really needed ?

-  Xman asks me always if I want to store some formatted man-pages.
   Are these also stored in /var ?

The information about /var in the Linux book of InfoMagic is a bit
short on this issue.
Please tell me the man page or the appropriate faq if this is a
common question. RTFM usually does not solve any questions.

problems reading news. If you are interested in the replys I can
send you a summary by email.
// EOJ
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1. Enhanced Filing system - file system like DEC Advanced File system for Linux

    Some time ago I was involved in discussion on this news group regarding the
design of a new file system for Linux.  The main aim is to support dynamic size
changing by adding/removing partitions from the file system at run time without
interrupting processes that are using the file system.  Another major feature is
logging so that a system crash or power failure can be recovered from without
data loss or an excessive amount of time spent running FSCK.

  This project is now going ahead, if you are interested then please load up the
following URL: http://www.virtual.net.au/~rjc/enh-fs.html

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