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Merging two directory trees with same structure, but different contents in Unix

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I have read some word explaining the difference between /bin, /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin, or alikes, e.g. this question. But I don't understand what do they mean by not essential or locally ...
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List folders in Linux which can only be seen if accessed

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How are directory structures stored in UNIX filesystem?

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