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    Re: Is /usr/sbin really the proper place for traceroute? (Score: 1)
    by steelhawk (postmaster@127.0.0.1) on Friday, June 15 @ 12:15:18 BST

    I don’t really see why ping and traceroute are in so different dirs

    ping is in /bin (“needed during boot, normal user app”)

    traceroute is in /usr/sbin (“not needed during boot, superuser app”)

    And still… my use of traceroute is usually to see where something goes wrong if ping fails… why is then one considered to be needed before everything is mounted (possibly over nfs/similar) and the other not?


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