31144Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Grep questions
- Aug 14, 2013
On 14Aug2013 09:34, highskywhy@... <highskywhy@...> wrote:
| > | > Well, your whole home directory should be backed up.
| > | > (Possibly excluding scratch areas like caches of temp files.)
| > | *
| > | Ok
| > | Should I also back up the whole home
| > | by changing for example from Xubuntu to Siduction?
| > I don't understand this question.
| What do I have to save
| when I want to decide:
| Stop using Xubuntu. I install a fresh Siduction (or SuSe or whatever)
| and I want to delete Xubuntu.
Step 0: back up your /home to somewhere (this can be as simple as
copying it to a USB stick or such).
Step 1: Install.
You've got two basic choices here:
If you have /home as a separate partition, you can probably arrange
to NOT reformat it during the new install. So: during the install,
keep the existing partitioning, and do not wipe the /home partition.
This is dependent on the install process for the new OS.
OR, wipe the whole machine (just install over the top, with fresh
partitions and a blank /home) and then just restore your backup
into /home afterwards.
| > A more normal pattern is that third party executables/packages go
| > in /usr/local or /opt depending on style, on the premise that you
| > are installing them for all users of the computer to access.
| Premise is:
| Root means admin does install.
| All users can use it.
| > If you are installing a third party exeutable/package only for
| > yourself (for example, experimental or insufficiently tested software
| > for some special purpose) you would install it in a directory inside
| > your own home directory (such as the "bin" you propose).
| > If you are doing that, it would be sensible to do as you suggested
| > and have a "bin" for third party stuff and a "mybin" for your own
| > stuff. Just mention both of them in your $PATH in whichever order suits
| > your own policy.
| This is my question:
| Should I declare
| bin/mybin files
| in $path
| or does Linux find the executable file
| mybin is a subdirectory of bin?
The former. You need to name both directories. BTW, it is more common to make:
i.e. put them side by side, not one inside the other.
Cameron Simpson <cs@...>
A lot of people don't know the difference between a violin and a viola, so
I'll tell you. A viola burns longer. - Victor Borge
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