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What does “locally installed” and “not essential” mean explaining difference between /bin /usr/bin /usr/local/bin?

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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Log of mounted/unmounted devices in Unix

Apologies in advance for the basic question. I need to identify the log of mounted/unmounted devices in Unix (including the timestamps when these actions where performed). I noticed that using the ...
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Making a windows share mount on unix recover from lost connections

i would like to simply mount a shared windows drive on Linux but make it resilient to network connection failures or some other kind of error that could happen with the connection to the windows ...
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How can I prevent a specific USB drive from automounting?

I have a USB drive that is, for all intensive purposes, permanently inserted. It's a licensing thumb drive for a Windows application I use. How can I prevent Linux from automounting that drive, since ...
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Is it possible to run a server on a mounted file system?

I have two machines testserver and dev. I have the /opt directry on testserver mounted on my dev machine. Both machines are unix. I need to create and run an OpenDJ ldap server in the mounted ...
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unable to simultaneously mount hdd and its copy on OSX

Recently, I purchased an SSD and using dd copied my OSX HDD onto that SSD. I'm able to boot from both drives when they are installed in my Macbook Pro, separately. However, if both drives are in the ...
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Mount remote UNIX directory in Windows 7

I have ssh access to a UNIX machine. I was wondering if there was a way to mount my home directory as a windows drive, so that I'm able to edit the UNIX files with in windows. Any free software would ...
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Mount -a on reboot after modifying /etc/fstab

I added the third line to /etc/fstab. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs ...
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Mount internal HDD - folder location convention (unix)

Is there an agreed convention exactly where to mount internal harddrives? I read people use /mnt/ is used for external space like usb drives or portable harddisks. Some people use /usr/local/share/ ...
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Unmount One hard-drive and re-mount it as another directory in Unix

I recently got my first Unix Dedicated Sever running CentOS I just ran df -h and found this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 ...
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How can I see all the drives on my system, both mounted and unmounted?

How can I see all the physical hard drives on my Ubuntu system — regardless of whether they're mounted — as well as their partition info, sizes, &c.? I have three physical drives, but ...
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The terminology of mounting volumes (virtual directory?)

If I'm understanding correctly, a Device file name is the reference to the device found in /dev. The mount point is wherever the file system is accessible, but what is the role of the virtual ...
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what do I need to do on a unix machine to allow some PC computer to mount (NFS)

I have a unix computer and a PC computer. I want to mount a drive in the PC onto a unix directory. What do I need to do in the unix side to allow this? Thank you!
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Is it possible to mount a .tar file?

The only result of any import when I searched for this was from 2001. In the intervening decade, have any tools/methods for mounting a tar file as a filesystem (perhaps utilizing fuse) been created? ...
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How to determine the used size of device associated's buffer

when mounting a device without the "sync" option, e. g. by invoking the following: mount -o async /dev/sdc1 /mnt a buffer is associated with a device to optimize (speed) read/write operations. Is ...
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How to find a certain device and mount it correctly

I have booted with the System Rescue CD and I have figured out how to mount a windows partition by using for example mount or ntfs-3g. But how do I know what device is what drive? If I have some ...
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Accessing files obscured by filesystem mounted at non-empty directory

I wish to mount a volume/filesystem at a non-empty directory, yet still retain access to the directory's contents. Is this possible? I know that a filesystem can be mounted at a non-empty directory ...
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How can I allow normal users to mount tmpfs under subdirectories of their home directory?

How can I allow normal users to mount a tmpfs under any subdirectory owned by them?
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Mount a directory in read only filesystem to read write

I want to delete a particluar directory in a read only file system. How to mount its parent directory it in read write mode so that I can delete tha. I tried different things after googling. But could ...
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Mounting an nfs directory in UNIX on a system with two NICs

I'm trying to mount a folder located at 10.0.0.1:/pxe/ on eth1 but I'm not sure how to do this with two NICs enabled. The command mount 10.0.0.1:/pxe/ /mnt/pxe/ works fine when I only am using the ...
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UNIX - mount: only root can do that

I need to allow a non-root user to mount/unmount a device. I am a total noob when it comes to UNIX, so please dumb it down for me. I've been looking all over teh interwebz to find an answer and it ...