About /usr/local

What is "/usr/local"?

On most Unix- or Unix-alike systems, such as Linux, /usr/local is a directory that contains miscellaneous system-wide files, software and other staff, that was not provided by the vendor/distributor of the original system.

Why is the WWW server called "/usr/local"?

While searching for a .de domain name for a server dedicated to free Unix, preferably Linux systems and featuring my Linux Penguins, I realized that most domain names that came to my mind where already in use or at least reserved. "usr-local.de" was still free :-)

What is this server for?

Well, most of all: To have fun.

And maybe to contribute a bit to Linux/OpenSource/GNU.

Last modified: Sun Jun 27 13:52:28 CEST 1999 by Peter