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this is not a problem, just curious: Why ubuntu does not have /usr/bin/bash ?

as link to /bin/bash or other direction.

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Why should it have one? – Lekensteyn Dec 12 '11 at 22:10
Whether or not it is the right place for bash, a lot of utilities assume bash to be in /usr/bin/bash - if you look for example in most IDE's when they generate a template for a bash script they include '!#/usr/bin/bash' at the top. I think there is some legacy of that location being important and it would be nice if there was at least a symlink to it. Full-disclosure, I got bit by a utility that hard-coded /usr/bin/bash - a bad move sure - but if you can reduce the user pain due to bad moves by others, generally that is a win. – user155376 May 4 '13 at 1:06
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oli@bert:~$ which bash

Why would you expect it to be in /usr/bin/ instead of /bin/? You'll see from the FHS that /bin/ is supposed to be for essential userspace applications of which bash is most certainly one.

/usr/bin/ is for less essential stuff.

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