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Understanding the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin Split
If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.

I've never made a secret of the fact that I absolutely detest the UNIX directory structure. The names are non-descriptive and often entirely arbitrary, they require a book to properly understand, and everyone seems to have their own ideas about what goes where. And heck, does it show - even among Linux distributions there's no consistency about what goes where.

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XFS: the filesystem of the future?
"XFS is often seen as the filesystem for people with massive amounts of data. It serves that role well, Dave said, and it has traditionally performed well for a lot of workloads. Where things have tended to fall down is in the [benchmark plot] writing of metadata; support for workloads that generate a lot of metadata writes has been a longstanding weak point for the filesystem. In short, metadata writes were slow, and did not really scale past even a single CPU.

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How to Use Facebook through the Command Line
A majority of Linux users prefer sticking to their terminal rather than accessing through a GUI for most of their daily tasks. Have you ever wondered whether there is any way to access Facebook from terminal? The answer is Yes... Now, its possible to access Facebook from the terminal.
fbcmd application gives you a command line interface for Facebook.

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