Explain what are the contents of /usr/local?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 years ago

Explain what are the contents of /usr/local?

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 years ago

It contains locally installed files. This directory matters in environments where files are stored on the network. Specifically, locally-installed files go to /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/lib, etc.). Another application of this directory is that it is used for software packages installed from source, or software not officially shipped with the distribution.