What are these root directories for?

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Sun Nov 4 21:35:06 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 06:13:52AM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 02:08:26PM -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>>> Chris G wrote:
>>>> On my Fedora 7 system I have the following root directories which seem
>>>> to have no purpose.  As I always wanting to remove distracting
>>>> 'clutter' I'd like to remove them if it's safe to do so but I don't
>>>> want to break anything.  They are:-
>>>>     /misc
>>>>     /net
>>> They are used by automount, but it does not sounds like you are
>>> using automount.
>> OK, thanks.
> However, probably you could:-:)
> In a Linux network, enabling /net is very convenient for sharing NFS 
> exports.
> /misc is very handy for PnP devices where distributors have broken PnP by 
> imbedding it in the desktop. I often operate by the commandline, popups on 
> the desktop and desktop icons are, at best, useless.
> Even if you decide to not use autofs, I suggest you don't remove standard 
> parts such as those two directories, and especially /initrd, should you 
> ever find one;-)
I'll probably leave them, if there is a reason for their existence
that's fine, I was really wondering if *I* might have created them for
some reason and then forgotten about them.  :-)

Chris Green

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