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what is the difference between /var/lib and /var/run

I am studying unix-like filesystem structure especially FHS. Anyways i know in the recent FHS /var/run is moved to /run I can't understand the difference between lib and run. Can someone elaborate ...
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Are there resources which list the file contents of a “clean” OSX install?

I'd like to be able to look up which files (especially shared libraries) are installed by default on a given version of OSX, as opposed to the libraries I've subsequently installed on my machine. Is ...
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Idiomatically correct place to put scripts and libraries undex OSX

I'm migrating to OSX and need to figure out when to keep my scripts and libraries. I have code in Perl and Python, and libraries I've written in both languages. I am the only user of this machine so I ...
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Can the contents of caches using non-volatile storage (i.e. SSDs) get used after a machine reboots?

When caching with a non-volatile medium does data that was used the last time the machine was powered on get used again? For example would a SSD configured using SRT still hold the contents from the ...
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How to create an archive without hierarchy

I know there are a lot of questions that seems identical, but I haven't found so far my answer. So let's figure I'm in the current working directory : /test/ I would like to add to an archive ...
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Save File & Directory Hierarchy

I have a folder like: Folder --Sub Folder 1 --Sub Sub Folder --subfile.htm --subfile1.txt --subfile2.xlx --subfile3.doc --subfile4.ppt --Sub Folder 2 --file1.xlsx --file2.xlsx I want ...
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Restore deleted default folders

I was tinkering with my new laptop and, on purpose, deleted those default folders in my "home" directory: "My Music", "Links", "Favorites". This, because, i decided i wanted all my data on another ...
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What is your method of “folksonomy” tagging for files on your local machine?

Way back in the days when "delicious" was just "del.icio.us", I had assumed that everyone had finally caught on that Ontology is overrated. I can tag on-line web links, blog posts, questions on ...