Once upon a time, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones(a)redhat.com> said:
Having said that, the split between /sbin and /bin is not a truly
historical one, ie. it didn't exist in V7. I think it was added by
System V which did a lot of other strange stuff too.
Well, historically, a bunch of system utilities were in odd places like
/etc and /usr/lib. The idea of /sbin and /usr/sbin was to get compiled
executables out of those places (and to not clutter up the "normal" bin
directories with stuff users didn't need).
Chris Adams <cmadams(a)hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.