I installed ubuntu on a computer and I have the OS installed on a solid state drive, and the home directories mounted from a separate hard drive. I wanted to create a folder
proj which lived on the second hard drive, but I hadn't partitioned it, so I just used
proj is meant to be a directory which contains various software packages used by different experimental groups. For example,
/proj/experiment1 would contain software used by one group and
proj/experiment2 would be different packages or versions used by another group. I wanted it on the second hard drive with the
/home directories so that the OS can be reinstalled while keeping this directory intact.
I'm now worried about what will happen to this directory if someone in the future runs
adduser proj. Will this delete the directory and replace it with their home directory.
Is it bad practice to create non-user directories in
/home? If so, what should I have done?