Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:32:23 -0500
- From: Ric Moore <wayward4now@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory
On 11/30/18 3:47 PM, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
Having lately been successfully "mount -B" ing my
/var/cache/apt/archives hoard, I can now easily see having those
(~/Documents, ~/Downloads, et al) each remaining as their own separate
directories on a secondary partition. Fstab would then be asked to
step-by-step put each of them to work as a singular entry connected up
at each reboot...
Cindy, I advocate using /opt for that very reason. I leave /home/user
alone. I create /opt/user directory and fill it with the usual
/home/user directories, such as Documents, Downloads, Music, Videos and
the like. Those directories contain ther actual files and are safe if
root partition gets clobbered or the OS becomes too wonky from
installing all the things. CLEAN re-install also cleans screwed up
config files in the home dot-files/directories, that you really do not
want to keep. . I've done this since the Caldera (pre-RedHAT IPO) era.
"Nary a burp in the barrel." as they used to say in Popular Electronics.
"Carl and Jerry" Enjoy!! Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.