NetBSD Problem Report #35466

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Subject: more history in hier(7) would be nice
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>Number:         35466
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       more history in hier(7) would be nice
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 23 07:25:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     David A. Holland <>
>Release:        NetBSD 4.99.3 (-20061010)
   Harvard EECS
System: NetBSD tanaqui 4.99.3 NetBSD 4.99.3 (TANAQUI) #6: Tue Oct 10 19:32:37 EDT 2006 dholland@tanaqui:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/TANAQUI i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

Right now, hier(7) just says

        A hier manual page appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.

but it would be nice for it to also contain some discussion of the
origin and history of the various parts of the hierarchy, too.
(Especially the more obscurely named parts, like /usr/mdec.)



I'm not enough of an old-timer to know this stuff in detail; I'm
creating this PR partly in the hopes that people who do know will
file comments over time.

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